They've been loyal friends, they've fetched your paper every day, they've kept you company, they've learnt tricks to entertain you.
But it seems we're dog-tired of canines, and would rather hang out with K-9s instead. RAM has replaced Rover in our affections.
A YouGov poll has found that almost two thirds of us consider our computer to be a "more constant companion than a dog", with over two thirds believing that "most people rely more on their dog than they do on their PC".
Personally, we think a combination of both is best; after all, is there anything better than watching dogs on skateboards on YouTube?
And to celebrate the rare excuse to picture dogs with computers, we present above and below: a gallery of dogs with computers.