Thursday, August 11, 2011

Interesting Dog Facts: Part 2




Three dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic – a Newfoundland, a Pomeranian, and a Pekingese.

At the end of the Beatles’ song “A Day in the Life”, a high-pitched dog whistle was recorded by Paul McCartney for his sheepdog.

70% of people sign their pet’s name on greeting and holiday cards; 58% put pets in family and holiday portraits.

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

Only dogs and humans have prostates -- but dogs do not have an appendix.

Dachshunds were originally bred for fighting badgers.

All dogs are identical in anatomy – A dog has 319-321 bones in its body, which is about 115 more than humans. The length of the tail is the only thing that causes a difference from one breed to another. Long tails contain more bones than short tails. All have 42 permanent teeth.


Alice England



5 comments:

Giupetto and Gianna Tails said...

Ha ha. Very cool info!!
I esp loved the part about people signing their pets names on greeting cards. :-)

Art and Sew Forth said...

I had no idea dogs had so many bones!
I think Sasha was originally bred to fight squirrels...

Tisha said...

I'm loving all these facts. I would like to know the details (if any) of the dogs that survived the Titanic.

PetsJubilee said...

so interesting! sometimes, i draw a little paw print after Velvet's name :)

Pup Fan said...

As always, thanks for the fun facts! :)