The English are famously fond of their pooches, and so it's both legitimate and fun to add dogs to our stories. While I mostly add cat characters, I've also written dogs when they seemed to be the best choice.
Today's post was inspired by a chat with my friend Sally MacKenzie, who writes light-hearted Regencies for Kensington. Her current Duchess of Love series has significant animal characters, with three books featuring dogs, and one with a mischievous cat named Reggie. (No, he was not named after my mischievous cat named Reggie. I think Reggie is just a mischievous name. <G>)