It's no secret that dogs are considered man's best friend.
Dogs were initially domesticated between 15,000 and 30,000 years ago, according to Science magazine.
Since then, people have selectively bred them to create different breeds that are better suited to specific tasks,
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such as farming or hunting. Although dogs come from all over the globe,
many European dog breeds have regal pedigrees or were domesticated to guard farmers' livestock.
That variety is mirrored in the many Italian dog breeds.
They range from being created to work hard to wanting to spend most of the day lounging around the house with you.
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