Facts & Info About Dogs and Puppies The most popular pets are without doubt dogs - Man's best friend! Man's passion and pride in his dog led to the desire to show his dog and compare it to similar dog breeds. The organised dog shows were therefore born in the middle of the 19th Century. Organisation was required - descriptions and breed standards were needed - First Dog Fact - the Kennel Clubs were born! To avoid confusion the Kennel Clubs gave Dogs recognised names and classified them into various groups.
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Statistics & Facts about Dogs and Puppies The US Census reveals some interesting figures in relation to dogs:
There are approximately 68,000,000 owned dogs in the US
Approximately 1 in 3 households keep dogs as pets
36% of homes have dogs
85% of dogs visit an animal doctor in a year
List of facts about the Favourite types of dog breeds in the US Market Research has shown that the following facts provide a list of the Top 5 most popular Dogs in the US.
The Labrador Retriever is the Number 1 type of dog breed in the USA, Canada and UK!
Facts & Information and Facts about different Groups of Dogs There are a total of 157 types of dog breeds recognised by the AKC (American Kennel Club). The types of dog breeds are separated into different dog types which are referred to as Dog Groups. The Dog Groups and facts about the actual numbers of the types of dog breeds within each of the different dog types are as follows:
Sporting Dogs ( Gun Dogs) - 26
Non-Sporting Dog Types - 17
Working Dog Breeds - 22
Hound Breed Type of Dogs - 22
Terrier Breed Type of Dogs - 26
Herding Breed Type of Dogs - 18
Toy Breed Types of Dogs - 20
Miscellaneous Breed Type of Dogs - 6
Facts & Information and Facts about Puppies Some Interesting facts and information about Puppies:
A puppy is born blind, deaf and toothless
During its first week 90% of a puppys time is spent sleeping and 10% eating
At the age of three weeks a puppy will develop its sense of smell
A puppy will sleep for fourteen hours every day
A puppy is considered and adult at the age of one year. At this age it is as physically as mature as a fifteen year-old human
More than 5 million puppys are born every year in America
Fascinating Facts & Information and Facts about Dogs Some fascinating Information & facts about dogs and different breeds:
The Great Dane breed of dog originates from Germany!
The Greyhound is the Fastest Dog on Earth and can run 45 miles per hour for short periods of time
The Irish Wolfhounds is the largest dog
The Great Dane is the tallest dog
The Chihuahua is the smallest dog
The St. Bernard is the heaviest dog
The Chow Chow dog has a black tongue
When a dog bays at the moon, it is following its basic instinct to call the pack together
Fascinating Facts about Dogs
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