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Old 12-12-2016, 12:15 AM
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Dogs are pack animals, and they do have an instinct of loyalty to/care for other members of the pack, and particular instincts with regard to the animal identified as pack leader. Whether this can be termed "affection" is, I suppose, debatable but, yeah, why not? And I think that there's evidence that in domesticated dogs these instincts transfer to the human family/human owner.