Dog Facts, Blog Post #1

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Dog facts about breeds

  • The most popular breed of dog in the world is the Labrador. According to Wikipedia: They are even-tempered and well-behaved around young children and the elderly. Labradors are athletic, playful, and the most popular breed of dog by registered ownership in Australia, Canada, New Zealand,the United Kingdom and the United States (since 1991).
  • The two breeds of dog with the longest life spans are the Chihuahua
    and the Lhasa apsos. They can be expected to live to the age of 18
    years.

child age 2Dog facts about intelligence

  • Most dogs have the intelligence of a 2-year-old child.
  • The two breeds of dog with the highest intelligence are assumed to be the border collie and the poodle.
  • Dogs can count up to 5 and perform simple mathematical calculations.
  • Most dogs are able to understand around 250 human vocalizations and gestures.
  • The intelligence factor may be one reason why so many people treat their dogs like humans.  (That is unwise according to Dog Breed Info.)

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Dog facts about physiology

  • When dogs drink water, they form the backs of their tongues into little water cups.
  • Dog urine can corrode metal. Years of excessive dog urine has actually caused metal lamp posts to collapse.
  • dog noseDogs can feel, smell and hear a change in the weather long before humans. When your dog is acting strangely, it may be because a storm will soon come your way.
  • The moisture on a dog’s nose helps it to detect scents because it absorbs water droplets that carry smells.
  • A dolichocephalic dog is one with a relatively long skull. The breadth of the skull is less than 80% of its length.
  • Puppies are born blind, deaf and toothless.
  • The first sense puppies develop is touch.dog ears
  • A dog’s ears have 18 muscles that work independently of each other.
  • Tiny dogs can hear sounds at higher ranges than larger dogs.

Dog facts about record holders

  • The shortest dog living in 2014 is a female Chihuahua called Miracle
    Milly from Puerto Rico. In February 2013 she measured 9.65 cm (3.8 in) tall.
  • The longest tongue ever measured on a dog was 11.43 cm (4.5 in) and
    belonged to a male Pekingese named Puggy. The measurement was taken on 8 May 2009.
  • The longest distance that a surfing dog has stayed on a board is 107.2 m (351′ 8″). The dog’s name was Abbie Girl.
  • As of September 2012, the tallest dog living was a Great Dane measuring 1.118 m (44 in) tall. Her name was Zeus.
  • The oldest-known dog was a a dachshund-beagle-terrier cross named Max. He died in 2013 at the age of 29 years and nine months.

Dog blog miscellaneous facts

  • Since the 1700s dogs have been used for therapy.
  • They can reduce both physical and emotional anxiety.
  • The process of birthing puppies is called “whelping”.

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Granite Pet Memorials

If your pet has recently passed on, you may want to watch this short YouTube video about making a granite pet memorial.


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