Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Doggy Trivia

The name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box is Bingo.

The average dog has 42 permanent teeth.

Female dog bites are twice as numerous as male bites.

Wolves probably evolved from an animal called Tomarctus, which lived about 15,000,000 years ago.

The Institute for the Study of Animal Problems, in Washington, D.C. did tests that show that dogs and cats are either right-pawed or left-pawed, just like people are right-handed or left-handed.

In ancient Greek literature, when Odysseus finally arrived home from the Trojan Wars, after being away for 20 years, the only one who recognized him was his old dog, Argos, who wagged his tail and then fell down dead.

About 1 million dogs in the U.S. have been named the primary beneficiary in their owner's will.

Most dogs have pink tongues except for the chow, whose tongue is black.

Every year $1.5 billion is spent on pet food, which is four times the amount spent on baby food.

The expression "three dog night" came from the Eskimos, and it means a night so cold that you have to have three dogs in bed with you, so you can keep warm!