There are more than 150 dog breeds, divided into 8 classes: sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy, non-sporting, herding, and miscellaneous.
– According to a recent survey, the most popular name for a dog is Max. Other popular names include Molly, Sam, Zach, and Maggie.
– Dogs can vary in size from a 36 inch (150+ lb.) Great Dane to a 2 lb. Chihuahua.
– Puppies and kittens can be adopted as early as 8 weeks of age. Until then, they should stay with their moms and littermates.
– About 1/3 of the dogs that are surrendered to animal shelters are purebred dogs.
– Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not sweat by salivating. They sweat through the pads of their feet.
– Dogs may not have as many taste buds as we do (they have about 1,700 on their tongues, while we humans have about 9,000), but that doesn’t mean they’re not discriminating eaters. They have over 200 million scent receptors in their noses (we have only 5 million) so it’s important that their food smells good and tastes good.
An adult dog has 42 teeth.
When a puppy is born, he is blind, deaf, and toothless.
If a dog isn’t spayed or neutered, a female dog, her mate and their offspring can product 67,000 dogs in 6 years.
The top five favorite breeds of dogs in the IndiA are: Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, Pug, and Rotviller.
All dogs, regardless of breed, are direct descendants of wolves and technically of the same species.
Dogs are capable of locating the source of a sound in 6/100ths of a second by using their swiveling ears like radar dishes.