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The Canaan Dog - Weird Facts Did you Know?

The Canaan Dog got their name from the land of Canaan, where they were first found. The Canaan that we see today is not the same as the one that was first seen and used for breeding by Dr Rudolphina Menzel, a breeding specialist. Today there are still the two different types of Canaan dog. Dr Menzel is the professor that bred the Canaan to be a working dog as well as training them to be Seeing Eye dogs. She also created the Institute for Orientation and Mobility for the Blind, which is where she trained her Canaan dogs. [...]

Weird Fact/ Did You Know About Clumber Spaniels

Clumber Spaniels are interesting and intriguing dogs that are sure to inspire smiles and giggles but should never be overlooked. Here are some interesting facts and tidbits about these dogs that all Clumber lovers need to know.Think Those Cookies Are Safe?The Clumber Spaniel is an obedient dog and will take well to their owner's rules. But, do not put anything within his reach that he is going to want, because he will obtain it. These dogs are known for pulling out drawers to climb to counter tops and to move chairs to get on top of the table. [...]

Cesky Terrier Weird Facts/Did You Know?

There are many interesting facts about the relatively new breed of the Cesky Terrier. Here are just a few:Did you know that unlike many other breeds, you find Cesky terriers in the show breed ring and used for agility, obedience, working, junior handling and other events? Although they are extremely intelligent, obedient, love working and enjoy showing off, their main motive is usually the fact that the wonderful little Cesky terrier will do almost anything for food, treats, and tid-bits. [...]

Famous Chihuahuas and Chihuahuas in the News

Chihuahuas are noted for their distinct looks and unique personalities. They are so beloved in fact, many notable Chihuahuas have been made famous in the media and movies.Here are some of the most notable uses of these loveable little dogs in the media:Restaurant Promotions the Media and InternetTaco Bell introduced the Taco Bell Chihuahua in September of 1997. Gidget, the actual name of the Taco Bell mascot became a marketing success. Not only did he appear on the Taco Bell commercials, but the toy and souvenir manufacturers got in on the craze and started producing Taco Bell dogs with the cute little Mexican accent and catch phrases such as "Yo quiero Taco Bell." [...]

Urban Legends And Myths About Chihuahuas

Urban legends are folklore, often concocted by the people of a bygone era who tried to explain the unexplainable. Some of the myths and legends still linger on and are still believed today. There are many that surround different dog breeds, including Chihuahuas.Chihuahuas Cure Allergies And AsthmaOne such legend is that small dogs from Mexico have the uncanny ability to transfer their owners' illnesses to themselves and thus free their owner of such diseases like asthma and certain allergies. [...]

Chihuahua Weird Facts, Did You Know

Did you know that a Chihuahua is also known as a Chi, the Mayan word meaning dog? Although we believe that this breed originated in Mexico (ancient paintings of Chihuahuas have been found in Mexico) their origin is steeped in mystery. Some aficionados believe Chihuahuas originated in Europe. There are also stories where Spanish traders brought them to Malta from Africa and Asia. Still others report that Chihuahuas were found in Egypt about 3000 years ago. [...]

Urban Legends And Myths About Jack Russell Terriers

Just like a variety of other animals out there, a bevy of urban legends and myths surround various dog breeds. Jack Russell terriers have their share of legends surrounding them.Urban Myth: Email CirculationAn email has been circulating around the Internet since January 2007 suggesting that Beneful Dog Food purchased at Wal-Mart in December 2006 was responsible for the sickness and/or death of 20 dogs. The dog owners maintained they saw something that looked like mold growing on the food. The symptoms reported were similar by all parties; general weakness or sluggishness, glazed eyes, not interested in food or water, white gums, lack of control of bodily functions. [...]

Jack Russell Weird Facts

There are a lot of unusual things about the Jack Russell Terrier breed that many would be owners are unaware of. Let's explore them.Did you know that Jack Russell Terriers and Border Collies are considered to be the smartest breed of all dogs?Did you know that there is a controversy about whether or not Jack Russell Terriers and Parson Russell Terriers are one and the same. The name of the Jack Russell Terrier was changed on April 1, 2003, to Parson Russell Terrier by the American Kennel Club and the Jack Russell Terrier no longer exists as a breed in the United States. [...]

Weird Facts/Did you know?

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is considered the dog of royalty in England. The Pembroke and the Cardigan were recognized as two separate breeds in 1934. In 1931, the first Pembroke Welsh Corgi was introduced into the United States. In 1935, the American Kennel Club recognized the two breeds. The first recording there is for a Pembroke Welsh Corgi being in a dog show was in 1925, in Wales.Some Famous Television And Movie Pembroke Welsh Corgi'sThe 1997 "Robinson Crusoe" movie had a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Skipper. "Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery" had a Corgi who along with a cat tried to solve a murder mystery. [...]

Pug: Weird Facts/Did You Know?

Every breed of dog has attributes that are rather unique to that breed. These details are often interesting and help to set breeds apart. Pug dogs, for example, shed a lot, are susceptible to certain medical problems, and have an aversion to heat. This article will take a look at these random facts about pugs that you may now have known before.SheddingFor a small dog with such a short coat, pugs shed a lot. Their hairs tend to end up all over the house which is almost impressive for a dog that tends to be only around a foot tall. On the bright side, the coat is relatively easy to care for. Weekly brushing is usually sufficient to maintain a clean and well groomed appearance. Other than this, shedding and a generous amount of pug dog hair are just a fact of life for owners. It's just a lot of hair for such a little guy. [...]

Toy Poodle: Weird Facts/ Did You Know?

It is fascinating to look at all the variations among the many breeds of dogs. Many have served interesting and unusual purposes throughout history. Toy poodles, for example, have been circus performers, hand warmers, and truffle sniffers. This article will explore these many positions that toy poodles have held over the years.Toy Poodles Join The CircusAnimals have always been a big part of what draws big crowds to a circus. Both the familiar and the fantastic serve to peak our curiosity when we head to these tents filled with wonders. Trained animals have always served to amaze spectators, and this is where toy poodles come in. [...]

Xoloitzcuintli: Weird Facts Did you Know?

The Xoloitzcuintli is not exactly a well known breed of dog. With such a weird name, some may even think that it is a cat or probably a horse. The Xolo is a rare breed and it is considered the oldest breed in America today. Because of its extensive history, there are many interesting facts about the Xoloitzcuintli.Did you know that the Xoloitzcuintli is the official dog of Mexico? The Xoloitzcuintli has been in existence for thousands of years and it was regarded as a sacred dog during the times of the Aztec. It was registered in Mexico in the year 1955, and it is now regarded as the official dog of Mexico. [...]

The Wire Fox Terrier: Weird Facts Did You Know?

Although the Wire Fox Terrier and Smooth Fox Terrier are considered as "cousins", dog experts claim they are not related at all. They do resemble each other, however, and have many similarities.The short docked tail had a good purpose for the hunters years ago. If the dog didn't want to come out of a hole after they preyed on vermin, the hunter would pull the dog out by their tail. The dog came to expect this and didn't object as many dogs do to having their tails pulled. [...]

Welsh Springer Spaniel: Weird facts Did you know?

The energy and affection received by the owner of a Welsh Springer Spaniel is unmatched. Because of his extended childhood, the Welshie is able to hold on to his playful demeanor for much longer and often appears as just a "big kid" to his owner. Beyond the information that you should know to keep your pet happy, healthy and safe, there are some very interested and odd facts about the Welsh Springer Spaniel. [...]

Did You Know Weird Facts about the Toy Manchester Terrier

The Toy Manchester Terrier has got a playful, fun personality and its eyes always are brimming with intelligence and curiosity. This toy variety has got cunning, agility and speed on its side which served it well in its native England where they were known as champion ratters. While many Toy Manchester Terrier owners claim that their dogs are excellent pets and members of the family, there is still not a lot known about this breed. However, what facts are known are rather interesting and all play a part in the breed we all recognize today. [...]

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