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The average dog can detect sounds 250 yard away that most humans couldn't hear at 25 yards

A dog's nose has over 200 scent receiving cells and can pick up scents 1 million times better than a human

Dogs have 42 teeth

The resting canine heart rate is 70-120 beats per minute

The 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 "hound."

The average male Boxer is 22-24 inches tall (56-61 km) and weighs in at approximately 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg). 

Female dogs are usually 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) tall and weighs in at approximately 55-65 pounds (25-29 kg).

The oldest American breed is the American Foxhound. This dates back to 1650!

Boxers 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.

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

The 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."

Don't smile at any dog that you feel may be dangerous.  Why??  Well to him, you would be baring your teeth as a sign of aggression!

The 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!

Did you 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.

The 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 divers

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