Sweet dog coloring pages for printing, coloring and falling in love
As a faithful companion and man's best friend, dogs and puppies are especially fond of children. Children love these creativity-promoting doggy coloring pictures. The images help children get to know different dog breeds in a playful way, while the act of coloring helps improve their concentration and motor skills. These free printable dog coloring templates require skill and endurance to color precisely and within the lines – but they are also a fun and enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. Coloring in these dog and puppy pictures is the perfect occupation for young dog lovers, who choose and color their four-legged friend completely according to their own desire.
Printable Dog Coloring Sheets
Have a trail-wagging good time with these free printable dog coloring sheets. From funny dog cartoons to realistic drawings of specific breeds, you are sure to find an image to satisfy every desire. Your children will love these playful line drawings of their favorite breeds chewing on a bone, running through the park, or getting a bath. These puppy coloring pages are ideal for your little animal lovers.
Print your favorite pictures and color in your furry friends using whatever medium your children prefer. Colored pencils work well for more detailed drawings, while crayons are great for less complex images. Markers can be used for outlining, or filling in with bold, bright colors. Children may wish to color in a realistic way, staying true to the colors of each breed – or perhaps they prefer a more whimsical approach with wild colors like purple and green! Anything is possible with printable dog coloring sheets. Unlike coloring books, you can even print multiples of the same image to color again and again, each time with different colors. The possibilities are endless!
Children of all ages love coloring, especially playful images of dogs and puppies. Children in preschool and kindergarten will find drawing beneficial in developing and training key skills for later on. Coloring helps train concentration and builds patience. It also improves motor skills and hand eye coordination. Kids will love coloring pictures of their favorite pet, and parents will love the learning benefits which accompany – the result will have everyone saying bow WOW!
Man’s Best Friend - The History of Dogs
How did our furry four-legged companions evolve from wolves into our best friends? Until recently it was believed that dogs were first domesticated 15,000 years ago, but new evidence suggests that it was actually much earlier. Scientists believe that the first domestication may have occurred up to 40,000 years ago when wolves scavenging for food began traveling with nomadic humans. It is likely that it was the wolf puppies which were first trained by humans.
Keeping dogs as pets was made popular by the noble classes. Murals show Ancient Egyptian pharaohs with animals, and it is known that Greek and Roman nobility kept pets. Chinese emperors also had dogs, and in some cases those dogs had servants! In Europe in the 15th century, ladies kept lap dogs and men had hunting hounds, but keeping a pet was not widely accepted until Queen Victoria of England entered her six Pomeranians into a dog show in 1891.
Kids form powerful bonds with their dogs, who can teach them important values such as kindness and patience. The popularity of different dog breeds has varied with time. In the 1890s, the most popular breed was the Saint Bernard. These days, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular.
However, there are so many dog breeds, and each has its own distinct personality. From even-tempered Golden Retrievers to affectionate Corgis to sassy Chihuahuas, there is a breed of dog to match every human. The German Shepherd is reserved and loyal, the Shiba Inu is good-natured and bold. The Dalmatian is highly energetic, unlike the pug who is playful but loves to nap. But remember, no matter which breed you choose, there is a dog worth loving. Every canine makes a loyal and true companion.