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Caissie Canine Instruction: DOGGIE FUN FACTS PART 2

Welcome to Doggie Dialogue:

This week’s “RUFF TAILS” features a beautiful Duck Tolling Retriever, named Shankly.

Shankly loves beer.

My mom and dad think I might be an alcoholic, but I am a proud Canadian. Don’t I look fabulous in my “beer can” outfit. HEE HEE.

Did you know:

1. Dogs do have a sense of time, and get accustomed to their meal times, and outdoor walking schedules.

2. Dogs curl up when they sleep to protect their vital organs. It is a natural instinct, and helps keep them warm as well.

3. Dalmatians are born spotless and pure white, their spots develop as they age.

4. Dogs do not have an appendix.

5. Most domestic dogs are capable of reaching speeds up to 18 miles per hour, when running full speed. Greyhounds, world’s fastest dogs, have the ability to reach up to 45 M.P.H.

6. “Snoopy”, from the comic strip by Charles M. Schultz’s “PEANUTS”, is a beagle.

7. Dogs have 42 permanent teeth.

8. 8-10% of dog owners will have a birthday party for their pet.

9. Dogs have approximately 100 different “facial” expressions, most of them are made with their ears.

10. Dogs have 18 muscles controlling their ears.

11. There is approximately 400 million dogs worldwide.

12. The average dog lives 10-14 years.

13. The heaviest breed, the Mastiff, weighs about 200 lbs.

14. The Basenji is the only barkless dog.

15. Puppies are born blind, deaf, and toothless.

16. “LAISSIE” was the 1ST animal inducted into the “Animal Hall of Fame”.

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