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


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.

Three Wishes Collective said...

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

Pup Fan said...

As always, thanks for the fun facts! :)