Dogs are one of the most widely owned pets in the world and only fall behind cats. If you wish to know more about dogs, then please read the following:
The Benefits of Owning a Dog
Some benefits of owning a dog are:
- Health benefits
- Home security
- Increases social interaction
- Helps with day to day
- Source of entertainment
Some Facts about Canine Communication
- Wolves only bark for an alarm or threat while dogs bark for different reasons.
- Foxes, sea lions, monkeys and deer bark too.
- Basenji is a bark free dog.
- Daz, a white German shepherd has the loudest bark.
Food You Should Never Feed Your Dog
Some foods you should never feed your dog are:
- Sugar, fat trimmings and bones, alcohol, avocado.
- Onions, garlic and chives.
- Coffee, tea and other caffeine
- Chocolate, milk and other dairy products.
- Grapes, nuts and raisins.
- Raw eggs, meat and fish.
Some of the most popular dog names are:
- Buddy, max, daisy, Bella, Lucy, Molly, Charlie, Jack, Sadie and Rocky.
Lassie is the most famous TV dog whereas Laika is the first animal in space. Giant George is the tallest dog ever and Sylvia is the shortest dog ever.
Some dog development stages are Embryo stage, puppy stage, maturity stage and Rainbow Bridge. Dogs are born deaf and blind and are totally dependent on their mothers. During the second week, the ear canals of dogs open for the first time. By the end of the 18th month, dogs reach their sexual maturity.
Dog Training Statistics
Owners with 3 or more dogs are more likely to have socialized their dog when it was a puppy. Most dog owners think that their dogs are better trained than those belonging to other people. 94% of people do at least some training with their dog at home.
Dog World Records
Bluey the Australian cattle dog was owned by Les Hall of Rochester, Victoria is the oldest dog ever and lived for 29 years. The oldest dog breed is the Saluki breed. Tigger, a bloodhound from USA has the longest recorded ears on a dog. The Giant George is the tallest dog ever.
Top 10 Most Dog Friendly US Cities
The top 10 most dog friendly US cities are Orlando, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, San Diego, Seattle, New York, Austin, Colorado Springs and Portland.
The Expense of a Pet
In the year 2012, American expenditures in the pet industry as a while were somewhere around $52.87 Billion. The cost of a pet varies by breed and where you are buying it from. But if you are going to adopt, fees can range from $15 to $350.The fees can include costs for vaccinations, spraying, microchip, flea treatment and heart-worm tests.
Dog Proofing Your Computer
68% dog owners say that their dog has damaged their electronic equipment. One must try and keep the computer clear of fur, prevent breaks and spills, prevent scratches and protect your files.
78.2 million Dogs currently live in the US collectively depositing 30000 tons of waste every day which accounts for 10 million tons of waste every year. Dog waste is an environmental pollutant.