|When obtaining a dog particular attention should be paid to the type of
dog with respect to the size of your yard, the amount of exercise the dog will receive and
the amount of time available for grooming.
|Dogs and humans are the only animals with prostates.
|The common belief that dogs are color blind is false. Dogs can see color but it is not
as vivid a color scheme as we see. It is much like our vision at twilight.
|There are 701 types of pure breed dogs.
|Smartest dogs: 1) border collie; 2) poodle; 3) golden retriever
|Dumbest dog: afghan
|Dogs have been in artworks that date back thousands of years. People all over the world
love to have dogs as pets.
|The United States and France have the most pet dogs. Almost one in three families in
these countries own a dog.
|What countries have the least amount of pet dogs? Germany and Switzerland only have one
dog for every ten families. They need more dogs!
|Dogs dream. If you look at your dog while it's sleeping, sometimes you'll see its eyes
move and twitch under its eyelids. Humans do this too, and we definitely dream. So
researchers are almost positive that dogs have dreams too. But guess what? No one knows
what dogs dream about.
|A dog's sense of smell is about 1000 times better than a person's.
|Dogs can also hear a lot better than us. They hear high-pitched sounds (like some
insects make), that we cannot even detect.
|Dogs need their good sense of smell and hearing because their eyesight is not as good as
|German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog.
|The bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in an American court.
|Greyhounds are the most ancient dog breed.
|The "Dingo" is the wild dog of Australia.
|Basenji dogs and Australian dingoes are virtually identical.
|The earliest "fossil" finds of dogs date back to 10,000 BC.
|Bulldogs were originally bred to bait and fight bulls and bears.
|A "Bloodhound" can distinguish and identify several scents at the
|Dalmatian puppies are pure white when they're born.
|The pom-pom cut was originally developed to increase the poodle's swimming abilities as
a retriever. The haircut allowed for faster swimming but the pom-poms were left to keep
the joints warm.
|Big dogs have larger litters than smaller dogs, but smaller dogs generally live much
longer than larger dogs.
|Saint Bernards were trained to rescue lost travelers in the Swiss Alps.
|Dachshunds were bred to fight badgers in their dens.
|Boxers are named for their playful habit of using their front paws in frolic.
|Newfoundland dogs have webbed feet, making them strong and agile swimmers.
|Ancient Chinese royalty carried Pekingese dogs in the sleeves of their royal robes.