There are over 800 breeds of dogs all over the world, many not very common, endangered, or some extinct. There are wild dogs, and domestic dogs, who had once been wild more than 15,000 years ago. Wolves and coyotes are in the dog family, but they are wild dogs. Domestic dogs are known as a mankind's best friend for their loyalty and love. Truly, humans need the loyalty and love that dogs spread, yet humans abuse dogs more than you might think. You might have a dog at home, who was abused before you owned him. Many dogs don't get food or love, and get out on the streets with misery unless someone finds them and brings them in or takes them to an animal shelter. Fortunately, there is a fee an owner must pay for mistreating a dog, and the right to own any dog is taken away. Dogs need more care from their owner.