Most domestic dogs are capable of reaching speeds of 32 km’s per hour when running
flat out but the members of the greyhound family may reach speeds up to 70 km’s per

A male dog urinates with one leg up to better mark his territory. The scent can tell him
many things, including size and health. The size is judged by the height of the stain.
Male dogs although, do not actually need to lift their leg.

A dogs ear is very sensitive, full of sensory nerves that help to preserve hearing. Never,
blow into a dogs ear, even gently can hurt a dog. It’s not the actual act of wind, but the
frequency at which you blow. It’s like running your fingers on a blackboard, amplified
hundreds of times.

There are 701 types of pure breed dogs. The six different groups of dogs are:
1. Toys: Chihuahua, Maltese, Pomeranian, Pug.
2. Hounds: Basset Hound, Beagle, Bloodhound, Whippet.
3. Herding: Border Collie, German Shepherd, Australian Cattle Dog, Sheepdog.
4. Sporting: Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Cocker Spaniel, Weimaraner.
5. Non-Sporting: Boston Terrier, Bulldog, Dalmatian, Chow Chow, Poodle.
6. Working: Alaskan Malamute, Boxer, Bull Mastiff, Saint Bernard, Great Dane.

“According to tests made at the Institute for the Study of Animal Problems in
Washington D.C., dogs and cats, like people, are either right-handed or left-handed; that
is, they favor either their right or left paws.”