Here are some interesting facts about our lovable dogs. Enjoy!

-Did you know that smiling at a dog can cause them to think that you are baring your teeth to show aggression?

-Did you know that a dog who has destroys furniture and other objects in your home while you are away is a sign of frustration?

-Did you know that dogs do not have an appendix?

-Did you know that the only sweat glands in a dogs body is situated between the paw pads?

-Did you know the longest living dog lived to the ripe old age of 29 years of age?

-Did you know that Dalmatian puppies are completely white in colour at birth?

-Did you know the first living creature to travel to space was a dog? This dog’s name was Laika.

-Did you know that the Lundehund breed has an amazing 6 toes and can close its ears.

-Did you know that dogs were regularly used in World War II and are still used in modern military activities across the globe?

-Did you know that the German Shepherd is one of the most highly intelligent dogs?

-Did you know that a 12 lb Yorkshire Terrier named Oliver once defended an elderly woman from an 80 lb Akita. The woman managed to escape to safety and the Yorkie survived with only a few stitches?

-Did you know the tallest dog breed in the world is the Great Dane and the Irish Wolfhound?

-Did you know the average dog mouth exerts 120 to 200 PSI? There are even some dogs which can apply up to 450 pounds!

-Did you know if neither dog is spayed or neutered, a female dog, her mate, and their offspring can produce an amazing 67,000 dogs in 6 years?

-Did you know that dogs descended from a small, weasel-like mammal called Miacis which was a tree-dwelling creature and existed around 40 million years ago?

-Did you know Zorba, an English Mastiff, is the heaviest dog on record to date, weighing in at an incredible 343 lbs at the age of just 8 in 1989?

-Did you know that according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the smallest dog on record was a Yorkshire Terrier in Great Britain who, at the age of 24 months, weighed just 4 ounces?

-Did you know that the Greyhound can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour?

-Did you know that there are an incredible 68 million dog owners in the United States?

-Did you know that more than 5 million puppies are born in the United States each year?

-Did you know that when a puppy is born, he or she is totally blind, deaf, and toothless?

-Did you know there are well over 800 different dog breeds in the world?

-Did you know that if a dog lives to be 11 years old, you would have paid on average $13,550 to own that dog?

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