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Dogs

lovlysharma
Birth of Time
Joined: 28 Jul 2011, 18:15

28 Jul 2011, 18:17 #1

Did you know?

Teddy Roosevelt’s dog, Pete, ripped a French ambassador’s pants off at the White House.

Dogs don’t understand pointing. They focus on the tip of your finger, not the item you are pointing at.

The world’s most expensive dog sold was an 11 month old red Tibetan for 1.5 million US dollars. The oldest breed of dog is the Saluki. The world’s smallest dog is the Chihuahua, which means “tiny dog in the sky”.

Dogs were the first animals to be domesticated by man. They were domesticated about years ago.

The sweat glands of a dog are located between their paw pads.

The body of a dog contains 321 bones.

Barking dogs seldom bite but what about the dog that never barks? The Basenji is one such dog: it doesn’t bark.

The St. Bernard is considered to be the heaviest of all dogs.

Have you loved the spots that are so distinctive of the Dalmatians? Dalmatian puppies are born without any spots on their body!

An adult dog always has 42 teeth.

Laika was the first dog to become the first space astronaut. Unfortunately, this dog did not survive the stress caused by the trip and died a few hours after launch.

It is a myth that dogs are colour blind. They can actually see in colour, just not as vividly as humans. A dog’s vision is akin to ours at dusk.

The breed Lundehune has 6 toes and can close its ears.

President Lyndon Johnson had two beagles named Him and Her.

Franklin Roosevelt spent for a destroyer to pick up his Scottie in the Aleutian Islands.

The USA has the highest dog population in the world. 15 people die in the USA every year from dog bites.

Obesity is the #1 health problem among dogs.

An estimated one million dogs in the USA have been named as the primary beneficiaries in their owner’s will.

Rin Tin Tin was the first Hollywood dog star.

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Sylvia
Renaissance
Joined: 30 Aug 2010, 10:40

20 Nov 2011, 10:28 #2

Did you know? The dog in the novel Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome is called Montmorency. :)
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Luna
New Stone Age
Joined: 01 Jul 2008, 12:13

06 Mar 2012, 15:12 #3

I don't like dogs or cats. They bring fleas. >_<
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Sophie
Renaissance
Joined: 04 Sep 2010, 16:02

06 Mar 2012, 16:42 #4

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Sylvia
Renaissance
Joined: 30 Aug 2010, 10:40

21 May 2012, 21:39 #5

Sylvia A. Anderson
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Olinguito
Nirvana
Joined: 21 Apr 2014, 12:08

13 Apr 2015, 14:01 #6

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shyharald
Medieval Times
Joined: 02 Nov 2008, 21:52

23 Apr 2015, 08:13 #7

Did you know? There are more breeds of dog than of any other domestic animal.
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Olinguito
Nirvana
Joined: 21 Apr 2014, 12:08

23 Apr 2015, 08:20 #8

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shyian
Medieval Times
Joined: 08 Sep 2008, 16:04

06 Mar 2016, 16:55 #9

Did you know? The Cavalier King Charles spaniel



was developed from the King Charles spaniel, named after Charles II of England.
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Olinguito
Nirvana
Joined: 21 Apr 2014, 12:08

06 Mar 2016, 22:30 #10

This dog is a pet belonging to a friend of mine. We think it is a cross between a Border collie and a lurcher.
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shydave
Renaissance
Joined: 20 Nov 2008, 13:43

29 Mar 2016, 14:41 #11

Did you know? In one episode of Mind Your Language, when Mr Brown looks at a baby and says, “It’s a baby,” Mrs Courtney impatiently remarks, "Well, it’s certainly not a cocker spaniel!” :P
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Olinguito
Nirvana
Joined: 21 Apr 2014, 12:08

29 Mar 2016, 14:49 #12

Did you know? The red variety of the English Cocker Spaniel can look very similar to the Irish Setter.
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shydave
Renaissance
Joined: 20 Nov 2008, 13:43

10 May 2016, 22:17 #13

Did you know? The Jack Russell Terrier is a breed of dog which shares its name with a former England wicketkeeper.
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Olinguito
Nirvana
Joined: 21 Apr 2014, 12:08

10 May 2016, 22:21 #14

Did you know? The Yorkshire Terrier is a breed of dog which shares the first part of its name with an English County cricket club.
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shyharald
Medieval Times
Joined: 02 Nov 2008, 21:52

29 May 2016, 18:13 #15

Did you know? Charles Darwin was a naturalist on board the HMS Beagle.
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Olinguito
Nirvana
Joined: 21 Apr 2014, 12:08

29 May 2016, 18:18 #16

Did you know? Snoopy is a beagle in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz.
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shyvicky
Renaissance
Joined: 28 Oct 2008, 09:28

05 Jun 2016, 17:19 #17

Did you know? The German Shepherd was formerly also called the Alsatian – but it is better to use the English translation of its German name, Deutscher Schäferhund.
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Olinguito
Nirvana
Joined: 21 Apr 2014, 12:08

05 Jun 2016, 17:27 #18

Did you know? Max the bionic dog in The Bionic Woman is a German shepherd.
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shydave
Renaissance
Joined: 20 Nov 2008, 13:43

28 Jul 2016, 16:50 #19

Today I saw a black Labrador Retriever at The Manor House, Wanstead.

Did you know? The capital of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador is St John’s.
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Olinguito
Nirvana
Joined: 21 Apr 2014, 12:08

28 Jul 2016, 16:57 #20

Did you know? The capital of Antigua and Barbuda is also called St John’s.
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shyvicky
Renaissance
Joined: 28 Oct 2008, 09:28

23 Mar 2017, 19:45 #21

Did you know? The Dachshund gets its name from the German for “badger dog”.
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Olinguito
Nirvana
Joined: 21 Apr 2014, 12:08

23 Mar 2017, 20:28 #22

Did you know? The Golden Retriever makes an excellent guide dog for the blind.
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shyharald
Medieval Times
Joined: 02 Nov 2008, 21:52

14 Apr 2017, 16:19 #23

Did you know? Blind people cannot see.
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Olinguito
Nirvana
Joined: 21 Apr 2014, 12:08

14 Apr 2017, 16:21 #24

Today I saw a Siberian Husky.
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shyvicky
Renaissance
Joined: 28 Oct 2008, 09:28

18 Jun 2017, 11:19 #25

Did you know? The Chihuahua is named after a state in Mexico – although it could also be Mandarin for “eat slippery flower”. :P
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Olinguito
Nirvana
Joined: 21 Apr 2014, 12:08

18 Jun 2017, 11:23 #26

I saw an Irish Terrier last Friday.
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B_Headstone
Medieval Times
Joined: 07 Apr 2007, 20:54

11 Aug 2017, 15:43 #27

I saw a Greyhound today.
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Olinguito
Nirvana
Joined: 21 Apr 2014, 12:08

11 Aug 2017, 15:48 #28

I saw a Rottweiler today.
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