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An estimated 1000000 dogs in the U.S.


An estimated 1,000,000 dogs in the U.S. have been named as the primary beneficiaries in their owner's will...

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Dog owners admit to talking to their dogs on the phone


An American Animal Hospital Assoc. poll found that 33% of dog owners admit to talking to their dogs on the phone and leaving answering machine messages for them while away...

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Dog nose prints are as unique as


Dog's nose prints are as unique as a human's finger prints and can be used to accurately identify them...

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There are only 350 Cisky Terriers in the world


There are only 350 Cisky Terriers in the world - perhaps the rarest dog breed in the world...

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Humans have kept dogs


Humans have kept dogs as pets for over 12,000 years...

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The largest breed of dog in the world


The largest breed of dog in the world is the Irish Wolfhound...

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Smallest dog breed


The world's smallest dog breed is the Chihuahua...

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The St. Bernard is the heaviest


The St. Bernard is the heaviest dog breed...

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Only dogs and humans


Only dogs and humans have prostates...

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Dogs do not have


Dogs do not have an appendix...

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Every dog on earth likely descended from a species


Every dog on earth likely descended from a species known as the Tomarctus - a creature that roamed the earth over 15 million years ago...

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The oldest known dog breed


The oldest known dog breed is likely the Saluki - originally trained by Egyptians to help them track game....

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An African wolf dog known as the basenji


An African wolf dog known as the basenji is the only dog in the world that cannot bark...

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There are 703 breeds


There are 703 breeds of purebred dogs...

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Dachshunds were originally bred


Dachshunds were originally bred for fighting badgers...

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Worlds smartest and dumbest dog


The world's smartest dogs are thought to be 1 the border collie, 2 the poodle, and 3 the golden retriever while the dumbest dog is believed to be the Afghan hound...

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Dog smell is more than 100000 times stronger


A dog's smell is more than 100,000 times stronger than that of a human's which they need because their eyesight is not as keen as a human's....

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Dogs judge objects first by


Dogs judge objects first by their movement, then by their brightness, and lastly by their shape...

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Chocolate contains a substance known as theobromine


Chocolate contains a substance known as theobromine (similar to caffeine) which can kill dogs or at the very least make them violently ill...

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George Washington had thirty six dogs


George Washington had thirty six dogs - all foxhounds - with one named Sweetlips...

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All dogs are identical in anatomy


All dogs are identical in anatomy - 321 bones and 42 permanent teeth...

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Smaller breeds mature


Smaller breeds mature faster than larger breeds...

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Female dogs are only ready to mate


Female dogs are only ready to mate, aka in heat, twice a year for a total of roughly 20 days...

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Puppies sleep


Puppies sleep ninety percent of the day for their first few weeks...

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Dogs vision is not fully developed


Dogs vision is not fully developed until after the 1st month...

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Dogs have two times as many muscles


Dogs have two times as many muscles to move their ears as people...

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The longer a dog has the nose


The longer a dog's nose, the more effective it's internal cooling system...

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An elderly woman was saved by her 12 pound Yorkshire Terrier


An elderly woman was saved by her 12 pound Yorkshire Terrier who fought off an 80 pound Akita and survived with only 9 stitches...

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U.S. Customs dogs Rocky and Barco


U.S. Customs dogs Rocky and Barco were so good at patrolling the border that Mexican drug lords put a $300,000 bounty on their heads...

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Dogs are all direct descendants


Dogs are all direct descendants of wolves...

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