10 Things You Didn't Know About These Dog Breeds! (Shocking)

19 Mar 2016 | by | Posted in: Wag News

You'll want to buy a dog encyclopedia after reading these cool facts about the most common dog breeds!

1. Golden Retrievers are the best therapy dogs in the world! And, they are the closest dog breed to resemble a Lion!


2. The Chihuahua is born with a soft spot on their skull, just like human babies are. This hardens up as they age, and is known as a “molera.”


3. All beagles have white tipped tails, so that they can be easily spotted through long grass. The earliest breed called "Beagle" was a much smaller version of the Beagles we know today, only 8 or 9 inches high (could fit in pockets!)



4. The first dog to ever appear in a movie was a Border Collie cross called Jean, and he appeared on the big screen in 1910.


5. Dalamatian puppies are born pure white, and their spots do not begin to develop until they are around three weeks of age.


6. Dachshunds come in 15 colours, 3 sizes, 3 coat types, and their hands are made up of 3 equal sized bones. They were the oldest living dog in 2009. One died at the age of 21.


7. The French Poodle isn’t actually French at all- these dogs actually originated in Germany. And surprisingly Poodles don't shed!


8. Several dogs were aboard the ill-fated Titanic when it sank, and three made it out alive- a Pekingese, a Pomeranian and a Newfoundland. Oh, you all know about the cutest dog in the world right? Boo!


9. The fastest breed of dog is of course the Greyhound - they can run at up to 45 miles per hour! The average top running speed for other breeds of dog is around 20mph.


10. While the Chow Chow dogs are well known for their distinctive blue-black tongues, they’re actually born with pink tongues. They turn blue-black at 8-10 weeks of age.



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