Facts about Dogs and Puppies

Fascinating Information & facts about 'Man's Best Friend'

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.

  1. Labrador Retriever

  2. Golden Retriever

  3. German Shepherd

  4. Beagle

  5. Dachshund

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

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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

There are many different breeds of dogs. For more facts and information choose from one of the following links which provide access to, what we consider to be, the most comprehensive Dog and Puppy websites on the Internet.

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