Facts About Dogs
Useful facts and information for dog lovers (and non dog lovers too).

Facts About Dogs

  • The Bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in an American court.
  • The Taco Bell dog is actually a female, and her name is Gidget.
  • Saint Bernards were trained to rescue lost travelers in the Swiss Alps.
  • Dogs have been domesticated for 10,000 years.
  • Canis Familiaris is the Latin name for dog.
  • All but two breeds of dogs have pink tongues. The Chow Chow and the Shar-pei, both have black tongues.
  • Cynophobia, the fear of dogs or rabies.
  • Survivors of the Titanic included two dogs: a Pekingese and a Pomeranian.
  • The oldest breed of dog native to North America is the Chihuahua.
  • The world’s first astronaut was a dog named Laikia. She went into space in an artificial earth satellite in 1957 from Russia.
  • Bull Terriers were bred by cross breeding Bulldogs with Terriers.
  • The smallest dogs are the Chihuahua, the Yorkshire Terrier, and the Toy Poodle.
  • The tallest dogs are the Great Dane and the Irish Wolfhound.
  • There should be enough room for you to slip two fingers between the dog and the dog collar to assure that the collar is not too tight.
  • Pet owners live longer, happier lives with less stress and less heart attacks.
  • While America has an over population of dogs, Germany and Switzerland have the least amount of dogs. One dog for every 10 families.
  • The “Dingo” is the wild dog of Australia.
  • Japanese Akitas are declared champions of the breed, have been declared national treasures in Japan since 1931.

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