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17 Delightful Facts about Dogs

Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, but have you ever wondered why? It didn’t used to be like that, so why not read on to find out how your favourite breed of pooch got its distinctive look with theses 17 interesting facts about dogs…

  1. Basset Hounds actually suffer from dwarfism due to the stunted nature of their legs relative to their heads and bodies.
  2. Korean Jindos are excellent hunters but prefer to bring their catches back without working side by side with their owners.
  3. Kerry Blue Terriers are born black all over before gradually turning blue during the first 2 years of their lives.
  4. Catalburuns have a unique split nose which allows them to smell better than most other breeds of dog.

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  1. Rhodesian Ridgebacks were originally bred to hunt lions in the wilderness.
  2. Poodles are the most common dogs to be used to breed new hybrids.
  3. French Poodles originate in Germany
  4. Greyhounds can reach an incredible speed of 45 mph.
  1. A Border Collie called Jean made history by being the first dog to appear in a movie all the way back in 1910.
  2. Daschunds were bred to fight and kill badgers by farmers.
  3. Basenjis can’t bark, but they can yodel!
  4. 3 pooches survived the sinking of The Titanic.

fun facts about dogs

  1. German Shepherds make excellent guide dogs as well as security and guard dogs.
  2. Mastiffs were dressed in armour with spiked collars to guard travellers transporting their goods from town to town during the middle ages.
  3. Newfoundlands have webbed paws which makes them excellent swimmers.
  4. Shar-Peis are unique in that they have a purple tongue.
  5. Catahoulas are so fleet of foot (or paw) that they can actually climb trees!

Do you know any interesting or fun facts about dogs that we’ve not mentioned?  Share them with us in the comments section below!

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