An affectionate or approving way of referring to the dog.
- Everyone knows that dogs are affectionate and loyal - they're not called man's best friend for nothing!
- Humans share three-quarters of their genes with man's best friend, the first genetic blueprint of the domestic dog revealed yesterday.
- This year, they were taking a lenient attitude to those who turned up with pooch in tow - much to the annoyance of those who had read about the ban in the Craven Herald and had left man's best friend at home.
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