Funny Pet pics Biography
The dog was one of the first animals domesticated by humans.
Mosaics meaning "Beware the Dog" would be found on doorsteps in ancient Roman cities.
The world's first dog show was held in Britain in 1859.
People in ancient China stayed warm by carrying toy breeds in their sleeves.
The smallest mature dog was a Yorkshire Terrier that was 2 1/2 inches high at its shoulder.
The heaviest dog ever weighed 319 pounds.
The oldest dog ever died at age 29.
The tallest dog ever was a Great Dane who stood 41 inches high.
The first living creature sent into space was a female dog named Laika launched by the former USSR on November 3, 1957 (Whitehead
et al. 1999).
As of 1977 the American Kennel Club recognized 121 breeds of dog.
Breeds classified as hounds are not meant to hunt birds (Johnson 1977).
There are six types of Dachshund.
The British bred Basset Hounds to have short legs so hunters could keep up with them.
The Basenji is also known as the African Barkless dog because it yodels instead of barking.
The Basenji licks itself clean, like a cat.
The Springer Spaniel was named for its ability to "spring", or startle, game.
The Bedlington Terrier was a favorite of poachers and was known as the gypsy's dog.
Bull Terriers were bred by crossing Bulldogs with terriers.
Chow-Chows have blue-black tongues.
Japanese Akitas declared champions of the breed have been declared national treasures in Japan since 1931.
Schipperke means "Little Captain" in Flemish.
There are four types of Belgian Shepherd Dogs that are identical except for their coat type and color.
The Great Dane is the national dog of Germany.
The coats of the Kopmondor and Pulli consist of cords formed when the outer and inner coats cling together.
The Chihuahua is the smallest breed in the world.
Commoners in Imperial China were forbidden to own Pekingese.