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Dog Trivia: Teddy Roosevelt’s Bull Terrier Caused International Scandal

August 6th, 2009

…or close to it! Pete, a Bull Terrier, owned by President Teddy Roosevelt caused quite a bit of drama in the White House when he bit the leg off the pants of Jules Jusserand, the French Ambassador. Pete didn’t cause any harm to the Ambassador himself, but the same couldn’t be said for the pants. […]

Dog Trivia: “Three Dog Night” – What’s In A Name?

July 7th, 2009

“Three Dog Night” may be best known as a rock band of the late 1960′s and 70′s, but did you ever wonder where this group got their name? I did a little digging and discovered the inspiration. Apparently Danny Hutton’s (vocals) girlfriend came up with the name after reading an article about indigenous Australians. The […]

Dog Facts: The Physiology Of Canines

June 7th, 2009

The variations between some of the basic physiological values of canines and humans can be vast when you compare them side by side! Here are a few examples for you to take into consideration. * The average human body temperature is 98.6ºF, while the average canine body temperature is 102ºF. * The average human adult […]

The Truth About Dogs With Black Tongues

June 2nd, 2009

“He must have some Chow Chow in him.” – If you’re the owner of a dog with a tongue that happens to be be-speckled with black or dark purple spots, I’m betting you wish you had a dollar for every time you’ve heard that phrase. So, is it true? Is every dog with a dark […]

Dog Fact: Guide Dog Aided Blind Man In Hiking The Appalachian Trail

May 16th, 2009

In 1990 Bill Irwin and his seeing eye dog, a German Shepherd named Orient, hiked the 2168 miles of the Appalachian Trail in 8 months. This amazing feat earned the pair the nickname ” The Orient Express”. It is believed that Irwin is the first blind person to have ever completed the entire thru-hike. Orient […]

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