Archive for the 'Dog Trivia' Category

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 […]

Dog Facts: Descendents Of Spacedogs Roamed The White House

May 6th, 2009

As the Cold War raged, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev sent a gift to young Caroline Kennedy in the form of a small mixed breed dog named Pushinka. Pushinka was a pup of Strelka, who was one of 2 of the first dogs sent into space that returned to earth alive (her predecessor, Laika, did not […]

Dog Trivia: Dogs Descended From What Creature?

April 17th, 2009

Question: Dogs Descended From What Creature? No, you’re not going to get away with the simple answer you were all thinking. I’m not looking for “wolves”. What prehistoric animal are dogs believed to have evolved from? The answer is below the cut….. Photo by mphoenix