Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Did You Know ? Interesting Dog Facts -#2

Did You Know?

Obesity is the #1 health problem in dogs.
Humans have kept dogs as pets for over 12,000 years.
Dogs judge objects first by their movement, then by their brightness, and lastly by their shape.
All dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
Boxers are so named because of their manner of playing with their front paws.
The oldest living dog was a Queensland Heeler named "Bluey. He lived 29 years and 5 months. Average lifespan is about 15 years.
More than 5,000,000 puppies are born in the U.S. every year.
More than 1 in 3 American families have a dog.
Dogs are natural pack animals and they are naturally submissive to any creature with higher pack status -  human or canine. That's why owner leadership is so important.
Dogs instinctively require the pack leaders approval.
Dogs who have little contact with humans in the first three months, typically don't make good pets. Handling is extremely important for socialization.

Have a Great Day everyone! And don't forget to hug your dog!

1 comment:

  1. Really interesting facts! An enjoyable post Karen!

    Bet it's quieter around your house now. Do you miss the puppies?