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Post  rg17 on Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:14 am

Dogs turn in circles before lying down because when they were wild this turned long grass into a bed.

The oldest pure bred British dog is thought to be the Cardiagan Welsh Corgi. Their roots are traced to Wales around 1200 B.C.

Dalmatians are born white.

Bassets can't swim.

A Irish Wolfhound can pick up a Mastiff or Bulldog because they are so strong.

Newfoundland's are great swimmers and divers because they have web feet.

Boxers start a fight with thier front paws like a human and that's how they got their name.

As much as your dog like rawhide it's not good for them. You need to limit how much they eat.

Dogs are loyal to their owner not because they give him food but because of their respect and companionship you give him.

Dogs have twice as many muscles for moving than a human.

They have super sensitive hearing - some can hear sounds 250 yards away - 100 times greater than humans.

Oldest breed in the world is a Saluki - royal dog of Egypt and recognized as far back as 329 B.C.

Dog's heart is similar to a human's - it has four chambers.

Basenji only dog that doesn't bark.

THIS ONE REALLY AMAZING!!!---> The oldest dog on record is 29 years old. He was an Australian Cattle-Dog.

North America has the highest population of dogs in the world

All dogs are an direct descendant of wolves

Teddy Roosevelt's pit bull, Pete, once ripped off a French ambassador's pants at a White House event. (HAHAHAH!!!)

Zorba, an English Mastiff, is the heaviest dog on record, weighing 343 lbs at the age of 8 in 1989.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the smallest dog on record was a Yorkshire Terrier in Great Britain who, at the age of 2, weighed just 4 ounces.

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

The only sweat glands a dog has are between the paw pads.

If none are spayed or neutered, a female dog, her mate, and their offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in 6 years.

A 12 lb Yorkshire Terrier named Oliver once defended an elderly woman from an 80 lb Akita. The woman escaped to safety and the Yorkie survived with only nine stitches.
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