We love dogs. They are loyal, they are our best pals, they have great instincts, and they are always up for an adventure. We love hiking with them, swimming with them, playing with them, lounging with them…even a car trip is more fun with a dog in the backseat. We are better with them in our lives. So, of course, we have to spend a week celebrating them.
And don’t worry if you don’t have a dog at home! We have some great activities for you to do this week and lots to learn about a dog’s senses, characteristics, and training. We are excited for you to learn more about why dogs are so incredible and awesome, so you will love them as much as we do.
Now that you know a lot about the different groups of dogs, different dog breeds, and what makes them unique, think about what characteristics and personality traits in a dog you love the most. If you could make the perfect mix, what would it be? Would it have the swimming-ready coat of a retriever combined with the speedy running legs of a greyhound and the nose of a bloodhound? Or would you prefer a snuggly lap dog with the strength and energy of a working dog? Get creative and draw a picture of your special dog. Give it a new dog breed name and write out the special characteristics and qualities.