average dog can detect sounds 250 yard away that most humans
couldn't hear at 25 yards
nose has over 200 scent receiving cells and can pick up scents 1
million times better than a human
have 42 teeth
resting canine heart rate is 70-120 beats per minute
Dachshund is one of the oldest dog breeds in history (dating
back to ancient Egypt.) The name comes from one of its earliest
uses - hunting badgers. In German, Dachs means "badger," Hund is
average male Boxer is 22-24 inches tall (56-61 km) and weighs in
at approximately 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg).
dogs are usually 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) tall and weighs in at
approximately 55-65 pounds (25-29 kg).
oldest American breed is the American Foxhound. This dates back
are descendents of two German Mastiff type dogs, the
Barenbeiszer and the Bullenbeiszer. Later they were crossed with
ancestors of the Mastiff and the Bulldog. These dogs were once
noted for hunting and cart pulling and later became cattle dogs.
heart beats between 70 and 120 times a minute, compared with a
human heart which beats 70 to 80 times a minute
Saluki is represented in Sumarian carvings dated back to 7000
B.C. It is said that "Whenever one sees the word 'dog' in the
Bible it means the Saluki."
smile at any dog that you feel may be dangerous. Why??
Well to him, you would be baring your teeth as a sign of
worlds heaviest as well as longest dog ever recorded is believed
to be an Old English Mastiff named Zorba. In 1989, Zorba weighed
343 lbs and was 8 feet 3 inches long from nose to tail!
know that the oldest pure-bred British dog is reckoned to be the
Cardigan Welsh Corgi? Their proof of existance has been traced
back to dogs brought to Wales by the Celts from the Black Sea
around 1200 BC.
oldest reliable age recorded for a dog is 29 years, 5 months for
a Queensland 'heeler' called Bluey in Victoria, Australia, (can
you imagine that!!)
Newfoundlands have webbed feet, making them great swimmers and