|National Dog Week was founded in 1928 by Captain Will Judy, a |
former publisher of Dog World Magazine and a dog judge. He
created National Dog Week to educate all dog owners in their
responsibilities to their pets and to their communities. The origin
of "man's best friend" is alleged to have come from a closing
argument given by Sen. George Graham Vest. Vest was representing
a man whose dog was shot and killed by a neighbor.
In his closing statement, Vest gave what has become the
famous "Tribute to the American Dog." The speech was so
powerful that it won the case. Here is an excerpt from this
famous speech that truly shows how much a
dog means to his owner, "The one
absolutely unselfish friend that man can
have in this selfish world, the one that never
deserts him, the one that never proves
ungrateful or treacherous is his dog."
Definitely take the time out this week to give
your dog the treatment that they deserve.