May the coming year be full of love and sunshine, joy and laughter.
I wish you all the very best, sweetie !
Thank you for your incredible works, your friendship and your always lovely words.
Enjoy your day, my dear!
I know you love dogs, don't you ? I've found this for you
• Irish Wolfhounds are the largest dogs among all breeds (in height).
•Most dogs have pink tongues except for two...the Chow-chow and the Shar-pei. Both have black tongues.
•In 1873, The Kennel Club was established in
•The only barkless dog in the world is the Basenji, an African wolf dog.
•Dalmatian puppies are pure white when they are born and develop their spots as they mature and grow older.
•The Pekingese was a favorite dog of ancient Chinese royalty. They carried these small dogs along in their sleeves of their royal robes.
•German Shepherds have 225 million cell receptors in their noses, making them ideal for police work and search and rescue activities.
•Humans have 5 million cell receptors for smelling while most dog breeds exceed 100 million cell receptors.
•Saint Bernard’s were originally trained to rescue lost travelers in the Swiss Alps.
•Dachshunds were bred to fight badgers in their dens.
•The original reason behind the Poodle's "haircut" was to improve their swimming abilities as a retriever. The pom-poms were left to keep their joints warm.
•A Greyhound can reach speeds up to 45 miles per hour for short periods of time.
•Television’s original Lassie was a male dog.
•Large quantities of chocolate can be fatal to your dog, especially the type used in baking.
•Dogs curl up with their tail covering their nose to keep it warm in the winter.
•Not all dogs' eyes reflect the color green in the dark; some reflect orange or red.
•Best in Show was NOT awarded in 1923 at Westminster, nor at any other dog show in the United States that year, because the American Kennel Club put a moratorium on the judging of this prize until a uniform process and regulations could be adopted to insure that the Best in Show of each dog show was determined in the same fashion.
•The world's first ever space astronaut was a dog named Laika. The Russian Government sent Laika into space in an artificial earth satellite in 1957.
•Cerberus, a 3-headed dog of Greek mythology, was said to guard the gates to Hades (the Underworld). The only person to ever get past his guard was Heracles (or to use his Roman name, Hercules).
•The first dog show was held in
•Two dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic...a Pomeranian belonging to Miss Margaret Hays (in lifeboat 7) and a Pekingese belonging to Henry Sleeper Harper (in lifeboat 3).
•The Saluki breed is the oldest known breed of dogs. They were raised by ancient Egyptians as hunting dogs. Saluki is an Arabic word meaning noble one.
•1990 was the last year that a breed other than the Labrador Retriever finished 1st overall in AKC dog registrations for a single year. The Cocker Spaniel edged the Lab in 1990 by almost 10,000 dogs. Since then, the #1 spot has been all Labs.
•The term dog days of summer was coined because the hottest days of the summer in
•A dewlap is the pendulous fold of skin on the neck, like you would see on a Bloodhound.
•Did you know there is a dog museum? It's true! In
•What countries have the least amount of pet dogs?
•A dog's temperature is between 100.2-102.8 degrees Fahrenheit.
•Charles Cruft, founder of the Crufts dog show in
•Contrary to popular belief, after the first year of life, a dog is equivalent to 16 human years. After two years, they are equivalent to a 24 year old, at 3 years a 30 year old, and each year after, add 5 human years to determine your dog's age.
•Dogs breathe 10-30 breaths per minute.
•It is illegal to crop your dog's ears in the
•The English Romantic poet Lord Byron was so devastated upon the death of his beloved Newfoundland, whose name was Boatswain, that he had inscribed upon the dog's gravestone the following: "Beauty without vanity, strength without insolence, courage without ferocity, and all the virtues of man without his vices."
•Dogs and humans are the only animals with prostates.
•The name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box is Bingo.
•More than 40% of pet owners talk to their pets on the phone or through an answering machine.
•Twenty-five percent of pet owners blow-dry their pet's hair after a bath.
•More than 50 percent of dog and cat owners give their pets a human name, such as Molly, Sam or Max.
•Dogs have 42 teeth, cats about 30.
•The maximum speed of a Whippet is 35 miles per hour.
•Lassie was the first animal named to the Animal Hall of Fame in 1969
•The name of Superman's dog is Krypto.
•Dog whiskers are sensitive hairs called vibrissae. They are found on the muzzle, above the eyes and below the jaws and can sense tiny changes in airflow.
• Three dogs -- an American Foxhound, a St. Bernard, and a Great Dane -- have each given birth to a litter of 23 puppies.
•Pollsters say that 40% of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets.
•In the original 101 Dalmatians movie, Pongo has 72 spots, Perdita has 68 and each of the puppies has 32.
Love and big tight birthday hugs,