04/22/2013 05:07 pm ET Updated Jun 22, 2013

Zimbabwe to Michigan: Dogs From Around the World (PHOTOS)

Zimbabwe to Michigan: Dogs from around the world

With about 525 million domesticated dogs on our planet, it is no surprise that I have run across at least one of these furry four legged creatures in every place I have visited, worked and lived. Although dogs are not the most domesticated animal on the planet -- chickens actually take home that prize with a world-wide estimate of 18.6 billion in 2009 -- they are ubiquitous. From Bikita, Zimbabwe to Asunción, Paraguay to Detroit, Michigan, check out photos of dogs from around the world.