Dogs have been people's trusted companions ever since they were first brought into the house around 19,000 to 32,000 years ago.
Having a dog, though, will rack up a hefty bill for medication, supplies, entertainment, and maintenance.
Unless you're planning to adopt, there's still the upfront expense of buying the dog. Plus, their price tag might be astronomical.
We can't imagine our lives without them now.
You have likely never encountered a long-haired dog like this before.
The stunning Afghan Hound may command a price tag of $2,500 due to its luxurious coat.
One common term for Akitas before they were officially recognized was "snow country dogs."