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Interesting Border Collie Facts—Did You Know?

Border Collies are much-loved dogs with a long history of serving mankind; they've been Hollywood heroes as well as heroes in everyday life. Here are some fun and interesting facts you may and may not know about the Border Collie. [...]

Interesting Border Collie Facts—Did You Know?

Border Collies are much-loved dogs with a long history of serving mankind; they've been Hollywood heroes as well as heroes in everyday life. Here are some fun and interesting facts you may and may not know about the Border Collie. [...]

Scottish Deerhound: Weird Facts Did You Know?

There are amazing facts about each dog breed that are of great interest to dog lovers. Once you get to know these facts about your dog, you will see its breed in a different light. You can learn the story of where your dog came from and how it came to be known to mankind. You will also know of the amazing journey that the breed went through to become the acclaimed breed that it is now. These are the kinds of stories about your dog that you want to share with others. [...]

Dachshund Weird Facts/Did You Know?

Did you know that the dachshund is named for the prey it was originally bred to hunt? The word dachs is German for Badger, their most common quarry during the centuries in which they were developed. The word hund simply means, "dog." The smaller teckel dogs, usually called "miniature" in English-speaking countries, are also named after their quarry: rabbits. [...]

Dachshund Weird Facts/Did You Know?

Did you know that the dachshund is named for the prey it was originally bred to hunt? The word dachs is German for Badger, their most common quarry during the centuries in which they were developed. The word hund simply means, "dog." The smaller teckel dogs, usually called "miniature" in English-speaking countries, are also named after their quarry: rabbits. [...]

Field Spaniel: Weird Facts/Did You Know?

The history of the Field Spaniel has amazed many dog lovers, and it is quite a wonder how the breed survived till the present day. Because it is a rare breed, the Field Spaniel will always attract the curiosity of canine enthusiasts, who would be most eager to know of the amazing facts that this excellent breed left along its wake. There are indeed many interesting things to know about the Field Spaniel. [...]

Schipperke Weird Facts Did You Know?

Those who work with or live aboard boats swear by the Schipperke. The breed can often be found on charter boats throughout the Caribbean. They are sure footed even in the choppiest of water and their fluffy coat has no doggy smell even when they are wet. Unlike other breeds, they are even litter box trainable for the times when they are out at sea.Throughout history, the Schipperke could be found in a number of sizes. While the smallest typically worked as ratters, larger Schipperkes were used for herding sheep and cattle on farms. A 14th century law passed by the French upperclass deemed it inappropriate for peasants to have large dogs. Since families and farmers still needed something to chase mice and provide security, the small version of the Schipperke eventually became the only one. [...]

Interesting & Fun French Bulldog Facts

It's always fun to learn about a breed of dog you've dedicated your home to; whether for bragging rights or just plain curiosity, it seems there's never enough you can know about the heritage of your favorite pet. [...]

German Wirehaired Pointer- Weird Facts/Did you Know?

The German Wirehaired Pointer has long been a topic of intrigue to owners and dog historians alike. Its ambiguous ancestry and unique capabilities have made it a subject of interest to many, including avid hunters. Because of its rugged look and rough charms, the German Wirehaired Pointer often gets a bad reputation, but this breed is actually loving and affectionate. Upon further inspection, you will find it a walking contradiction, both rugged and lovable. [...]

The Samoyed: Weird Facts Did You Know ?

`The Samoyed is one of the only breeds of dog to possess no real natural odor. Even when wet, they don't possess the characteristic "dog smell" that usually prompts people to let their pets spend the night outside. When they are marked by an outside source such as a skunk, they even seem particularly adept at shedding this scent more quickly than other breeds would be capable of doing so. [...]

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen: Weird Facts Did You Know?

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a dog that originally came from Vendeen in France, hence, the Vendeen in the name. The breed's name actually describes the dog and its characteristics: "Petit" means small or short in stature, "Basset" is the word that describes its close-to-the-ground stance, and "Griffon" is the description of its hairy coat, which is wire coated. When these words are put together, the dog's name basically means a short, close-to-the-ground, wire coated dog from Vendeen, France. Below are more interesting facts about this breed of dog. [...]

The Ibizan Hound: Weird Facts/Did You Know?

If you are an owner of an Ibizan Hound, then you will have many wonderful stories to tell about your dog's history. This is because the Ibizan is considered an ancient dog that was owned by the Pharaohs of Egypt in the past. It was in the 8th century when the Ibizan was brought to the Balearic Islands by traders, so that it could be used to hunt for rabbits. This ancient dog breed remained in the islands unspoiled for the next 2000 years. Because of its colorful history and exceptional elegance and athletic abilities, the Ibizan Hound will naturally draw the attention of dog lovers. [...]

The Saluki - Weird Facts/Did You Know?

The Saluki dog is a unique-looking dog that, when perfectly groomed, is a beautiful animal. Although unknown to many, they are very popular in many parts of the world. They are probably one of the oldest dogs in the world, having been around for over 5,000 years. A recent study showed that they are almost considered as antiques based on their DNA, which showed them as one of the first breeds of dog to come from wolves.The Saluki was chosen by the Southern Illinois University to be their mascot for their sports teams. In honor of this, one of the newest Amtrak trains that services Illinois was given the name, "Saluki". This is the first Amtrak train named after a dog. The Saluki is also the mascot for the Red Hill High School in Bridgeport, Illinois. [...]

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Weird Facts Did You Know?

To amaze and interest your friends and just to know a bit more about this fascinating breed of dog, consider the following points about the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever:Did you know that of all the retrievers, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is the smallest?Did you know that the Lakota Sioux Indians in South Dakota believe lying with a dog when they got sick would make them better? They believe that the sickness would transfer onto the dog from the tribal member. The elders on some reservations still practice this today. [...]

Rhodesian Ridgeback Weird Facts/Did You Know?

With other dogs, petting or stroking the fur means moving the hand in a motion that leads toward the dog's haunches. With the Rhodesian Ridgeback, the swath of hair along the spine grows in a hip to shoulder direction. This makes the breed the only dog that a person gets to pet backwards. This has been a great conversation starter for many Ridgeback owners. The out of the ordinary trait also gives the dog a special appeal when working in therapeutic settings. Many patients find it easier to relax and focus when petting the unique dog in such a unique matter. [...]

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