Wanna know why a dog’s lips are black? To protect them from sunburn.
Latest count of dog bite reports by U.S. Postal Service letter carriers is 20 a day.
Half the people bitten by dogs are 3 years old or younger.
Edgy dogs are more likely to attack if stared at than “layed-back” dogs.
A puppy grows in 18 months at the pace a person grows in 18 years.
South Africa’s army uses “paradogs”—a dog parachuted to its assignment. Its handler likewise jumps in a timed pattern so that they land at the same time. The dog's first chore is to find its handler.
Most popular “color” names for dogs are Blackie, Midnight, Yellow, and Rusty.
Identical twins smell the same to bloodhounds.
What a bloodhound actually smells when it tracks a human being is bacteria. People slough off 50 million skin cells daily and those cells are what give off the odor.
People in Nepal observe an annual Day of the Dog. They feed every stray dog in the nation. And mark each dog with a red sign on the forehead. And decorate each with a garland of flowers.
In Tokyo you can buy a toupée for your dachshund.
The dog that respects its master rarely leaves home for more than 45 minutes.
Seven out of every 100 dog owners throw birthday parties for their dogs, inviting other dogs.
Archeologists in Israel dug into a grave they back-dated 12,000 years. And found therein the remains of an aged man and a 5-month-old puppy, the man's hand at gentle rest on the little dog's body. Pet sentiment goes way back.
A dog’s hearing and sense of smell is 300 times better than a human’s.