If people possessed the same qualities as dogs, the world would be a better place, and life would be as golden as a retriever's majestic fur glistening in the sun. As these quotes about dogs spoken throughout the years show, our loyal, trusty, four-legged friends are worthy of daily praise. Aug. 26 is National Dog Day, which means there is no better time to celebrate these canine companions that rightfully hold the title of "man's best friend." Besides being cute, cuddly, and awesome in almost every imaginable way possible, dogs are actually kind of necessary to society. Just think of rescue, service, and guard dogs — they're caretakers, emotional support, protection, and they can literally sniff out crime. You don't see cops walking around with cats as partners, now do you?
Throughout history, dogs have constantly made headlines for saving people on the reg due to their inborn heroic nature, but the nearly 350 breeds have also made a name for themselves as farmers, hunters, athletes, mushers, and more. And if that's not enough, dogs' talents have dominated the silver screen with movie roles like Bruiser Woods, Air Bud, and Marley. There are about a million reasons why everyone is constantly talking about dogs, and inevitably saying super quotable things about them. I mean, have you ever heard someone say out loud, "I hate puppies"? No. Here are 12 dog quotes that show why a dog is hands-down the best friend you could ever have.