An excerpt from an OUPblog article published on 26th August 2016, written by the Oxford Reference marketing team.
'Dogs have historically performed many roles for humans, such as herding, protection, assisting police, companionship, and aiding the handicapped. The tale of “man’s best friend” is a lengthy and intimate history that has lasted for thousands of years, and transcends modern cultural boundaries. Canines appear as poignant characters with symbolic meaning in mythological stories, famous works of art, and religious texts.
As you snuggle up to your own furry best friend, discover more about the cultural history of dogs.'
Discover more: Read the rest of the article on the OUPblog.