#ThrowbackThursday is part of an ongoing series highlighting the culture of Connecticut throughout the past few decades.

Whether you refer to them as puppies, puppers, pupperinos, doggos, woofers, or any other deviation, dogs have been man's best friend since the dawn of civilization.

Sure, we may sometimes treat them better than we have our own kids, but dogs continue to remain our companions through the highlights and low points of our everyday lives. They're always loving, and refuse to judge us, even after eating spoonfuls of cookie dough at 3 a.m.

We've gone through our archive to find photos of dogs through the past century that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

So call your best friend over, give them a bone, and scroll through images of some of the cutest puppies you've ever seen.

Check out photos of dogs through the past century.