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6 Facts About Dogs Part(III)

  1. The U.S. has the highest dog population in the world. France has the second highest.
  2. Petting dogs is proven to lower blood pressure of dog owners.
  3. In Croatia, scientists discovered that lampposts were falling down because a chemical in the urine of male dogs was rotting the metal.
  4. The best dog to reportedly attract a date is the Golden Retriever. The worst is the Pit Bull.
  5. The Akita is one of the most challenging dogs to own. Some insurance companies have even characterized it as the #1 “bad dog” and may even raise an Akita owner’s homeowner insurance costs.
  6. One kind of Pekingese is referred to as a “sleeve” because it was bred to fit into a Chinese empress’ sleeves, which was how it was often carried around.

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6 Facts About Dogs Part(II)

  1. Alexander the Great is said to have founded and named a city Peritas, in memory of his dog.
  2. Dalmatians are completely white at birth.
  3. A puppy is born blind, deaf, and toothless.
  4. It costs approximately $10,000 to train a federally certified search and rescue dog.
  5. At the end of WWI, the German government trained the first guide dogs for war-blinded soldiers.
  6. There are an estimated 400 million dogs in the world.

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6 Facts About Dogs

  1. Small quantities of grapes and raisins can cause renal failure in dogs. Chocolate, macadamia nuts, cooked onions, or anything with caffeine can also be harmful.
  2. Dogs have sweat glands in between their paws.
  3. During the Middle Ages, Great Danes and Mastiffs were sometimes suited with armor and spiked collars to enter a battle or to defend supply caravans.
  4. Puppies are sometimes rejected by their mother if they are born by cesarean and cleaned up before being given back to her.
  5. The most dogs ever owned by one person were 5,000 Mastiffs owned by Kubla Khan.
  6. The most popular male dog names are Max and Jake. The most popular female dog names are Maggie and Molly.

Fact #118

The term “the whole 9 yards” came from WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got “the whole 9 yards.”

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