Friday, April 22, 2011
1.It is a myth that dogs are color blind. They can actually see in color, just not as vividly as humans. It is akin to our vision at dusk.
2.The Basenji dog is the only dog that is not able to bark.
3.There is a dog museum in St. Louis, Missouri.
4.If never spayed or neutered, a female dog, her mate, and their puppies could product over 66,000 dogs in 6 years!
5.The Russians trained dogs during WWII to run suicide missions with mines strapped to their backs.
6.A one year old dog is as mature, physically, as a 15 year old human.
7.The bible mentions dogs 14 times
8.Three dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic – a Newfoundland, a Pomeranian, and a Pekingese.
9.Dog’s nose prints are as unique as a human’s finger prints and can be used to accurately identify them.
10.Dogs have no sense of “time”.
11.Humans have kept dogs as pets for over 12,000 years.
12.The largest breed of dog is the Irish Wolfhound.
13.The world’s smallest dog breed is the Chihuahua.
14.The St. Bernard is the heaviest.
15.Only dogs and humans have prostates.
16.But dogs do not have an appendix.
17.Every dog on earth likely descended from a species knows as the Tomarctus – a creature that roamed the earth over 15 million years ago.
18.There are 703 breeds of purebred dogs.
19.A dog’s smell is more than 100,000 times stronger than that of a human’s.
20.U.S. Customs dogs “Rocky” and “Barco” were so good at patrolling the border that Mexican drug lords put a $300,000 bounty on their heads.
21.Dalmatian puppies are born completely white.