According to Wikipedia a dog is ‘The domestic dog is a member of the genus Canis, which forms part of the wolf-like canids, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore’.
The word ‘canis’ is Latin for ‘dog’, and in late Middle English this became ‘canine’.
Why the term K9? Simply because it sounds like canine.
Why ‘smart’? Because dogs are smart – instinctually and with the right training. And with the right grooming they look smart!
Then Smartk9’s was born and I developed this site to share/discuss with you all things dog from training and behaviour to grooming, with some book reviews and blogs about my own experiences thrown in.
Thank-you for visiting.