Weird Dog Info:)

All dogs have pink tongues, right?
Wrong. There are actually two exceptions, both with blue-black colored tongues. They are the Chow Chow and the Shar-pei. Go ahead and test your “doggie” knowledge with a little trivia and find out things you may have never known about canines.

Why do dogs howl?

The howl is a throwback to the dog’s wild ancestors, who used this vocalization to keep in touch over long distances.

Why do dogs pant?

Dogs pant to keep cool. Air on the tongue causes evaporation and cooling, preventing dogs from getting heatstroke.

The American Kennel Club groups purebred dogs into seven different categories. What are they?

and Non-Sporting.

What is the most popular breed of dog in the U.S. right now?
The Labrador Retriever.

What is the least popular breed of dog in the U.S. right now?

The English Foxhound.

What two countries have the greatest number of dog owners in the world?

The U.S. and France.

What two countries have the least amount of dog owners in the world?

Germany and Switzerland.

Which dog is the fastest canine on earth?

The Greyhound is the fastest dog on earth, and can run up to 41.7 miles per hour.

Did you know…?

Dalmatian puppies are born pure white and develop their spots as they age.

The famous canine heroine Lassie was actually played by a series of male dogs.

It is against the law to crop a dog’s ears in England.

Dogs can smell certain substances, like food and human scent, a million times better than humans.

Dogs are the only other mammal besides humans that possess a prostate gland.

St. Louis, Missouri, is the home of the U.S.’s only museum devoted just to dogs.

The habit of bone burying goes back to the wolf, who buries uneaten parts of its prey to save it for later.

Dogs were one of the first domestic animals, becoming man’s companion 10,000 years ago.

The term “dog days of summer” dates back to Roman times, when the dog star Sirius was believed to add to the sun’s heat in the months of July and August.

Two dogs were among the survivors of the Titanic: a Pekingese and a Pomeranian.

The Egyptians were the first ones to put collars on dogs.

Alexander the Great had a dog named Peritas, who became the namesake for a city in India.

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