Right sorry about before blogger seemed to hate me, so this time I've done it in Word, and then copypastad it to blogger, so lets hope this works :)
The World Record Breakers!
The Greyhound is the Fastest Dog on Earth and can run 45 miles per hour for short periods of time
The Irish Wolfhounds is the largest dog
The Great Dane is the tallest dog
The Chihuahua is the smallest dog
The St. Bernard is the heaviest dog
The Worlds oldest dog was an Australian cattle-dog named Bluey who lived to the age of 29 years and 5 months!
Did you Know...
Barking Sands Beach, on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, is known for its unusual dry sand that squeaks or "barks like a dog."
Two dogs survived the sinking of Titanic
The Great Dane breed of dog originates from Germany!
At the end of the Beatles' song "A Day in the Life", an ultrasonic whistle, audible only to dogs, was recorded by Paul McCartney for the enjoyment of his Shetland sheepdog
When a dog bays at the moon, it is following its basic instinct to call the pack together
Dogs are mentioned 14 times in the Bible
Prairie dogs are not dogs - they're a kind of rodent
The only dog to ever appear in a Shakespearean play was Crab in "The Two Gentlemen of Verona."
Dalmatian puppies are pure white when they are born and develop their spots as they grow older
The Poodle's "haircut" was to improve their swimming abilities. The pom-poms were left to keep their joints warm !
Dogs and their owners - Statistics
There are approximately 68,000,000 dogs owned by people in the United States ranging from mutts, pedigree dogs, exotic dogs and those considered to be cool dogs!
An American Animal Hospital Association poll showed that 33 percent of dog owners admit that they talk to their dogs on the phone or leave messages on an answering machine while away
It is estimated that one million dogs in the United States have been named the primary beneficiary in their owner's will
Approximately 1 in 3 households keep dogs as pets
36% of homes have dogs
85% of dogs visit an animal doctor in a year
There are a total of 157 types of dog breeds recognised by the AKC (American Kennel Club). The Pedigree Dogs
However, there are as many as 800 distinct breeds recognised by various groups world wide
The Top 5 favourite types of dog breeds in the US are: Labrador Retriever Golden Retriever German Shepherd Beagle Dachshund
The Labrador Retriever is the Number 1 type of dog breed in the USA, Canada and UK !
According to a survey done by the American Animal Hospital Association 70% of people sign their pet's name on greeting cards
Based on a life span of 11 years the average cost of owning a dog is $13,550
Interesting Dog Anatomy Facts
A young dog has only 28 milk teeth
Dogs take between 10 and 30 breaths every minute
A dog's heart beats between 70 and 120 times a minute, compared with a human heart which beats 70 to 80 times a minute
A dog's temperature is between 100.2 and 102.8 degrees Fahrenheit
Dogs do not sweat by salivating. They sweat through the pads of their feet.
Female dog bites are twice as numerous as male dog bites
The Chow Chow dog has a black tongue
A dogs sight is better than that of a human in dim light
Dogs have a visual range of 250 degrees compared to the human range of 180 degrees
A dog can hear sounds 250 yards away that most people cannot hear beyond 25 yards
Dogs have twice as many muscles for moving their ears as people
The average dog's mouth exerts 150 to 180 pounds of pressure per square inch. Some dogs can apply up to 450 pounds
General and Anatomy
More than five million puppies are born every year in the United States
A puppy is born blind, deaf and toothless
During its first week 90% of a puppys time is spent sleeping and 10% eating
A puppy is only able to crawl during its first week
A puppy begins to see when it is between 2 to 3 weeks old
During the ages of 3 to 7 weeks a puppys first teeth, or milk teeth will appear
At the age of 3 weeks a puppy will develop its sense of smell
A puppy will sleep for 14 hours every day
A puppys adult teeth start to come through between 4 and 8 months when it starts to chew everything!
Some dogs reach sexual maturity at the age of eight months
A puppy is considered and adult at the age of one year. At this age it is as physically as mature as a 15 year-old human
The Origins of Dog Phrases & Expressions
The expression "three dog night" originated with the Eskimos and means a very cold night - so cold that you have to bed down with three dogs to keep warm
The phrase "raining cats and dogs" originated in 17th Century England when many dogs and cats drowned during heavy downpours of rain and when rivers burst their banks. Their bodies would be seen floating in the rain torrents that raced through the streets giving the appearance that it had literally rained "cats and dogs"
The term "Dog Days" dates back to Roman times, when it was believed that Sirius, the Dog Star, added its heat to that of the sun from July 3 to August 11 and created exceptionally high temperatures. The Romans called the period "dies caniculares" or "Days of the Dog."