Fun dog facts

Finnish SpitzHere are some random but fun dog facts.

  • The Greyhound is the fastest dog on Earth, and can run 45 miles per hour.
  • 45 is also the percentage of US dogs who sleep in their owner’s bed.
  • The world’s oldest known dog was an Australian cattle dog who lived to the age of 29 years and 5 months.
  • Dalmatians are born white and develop their spots as they grow.
  • Three dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic; two Pomeranians and one Pekingese.
  • The Pekingese was very important in ancient China. The emperor’s last line of defense was a small Pekingese hidden in his sleeve.
  • The smallest dog in the world – according to the Guinness book of world records – was a Yorkshire Terrier who at the age of 2 weighed only 4 ounces.
  • 70% of Americans sign their pet’s name on greeting cards.
  • Hyenas aren’t dogs. They’re more closely related to cats.
  • Spiked dog collars were invented in ancient Greece as a means to protect dogs’ throats from attacks.

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