Weird Facts About Dogs

August 2, 2012 at 7:51 am 12 comments

Charlie Bear here….

I’ve been doing TONS of work promoting my new contest where I’m giving away FOUR PetSmart Gift Cards. You could win one! Just go here for more info on how to enter: and look on the right for CONTEST INFO. It’s easy and fun!

So, okay, back to the blog. I was poking around one day and found this:

I thought it was pretty cool (and Mom Peep did, too, because she put up some info about me on there!), but here’s what I wanted to share with you from the Ultimate Dog Site (my little thoughts are in parentheses):

Weird Facts You Never Knew About Dogs 

  • 70% of people sign their pet’s name on greeting and holiday cards (my mom does that!)
  • 58% put pets in family and holiday portraits (yup) 
  • Dogs have no sense of “time” (I would differ with that statement! I can tell time…like when it’s time to eat, time to get up, time to go to bed. Hmmpph.)
  • The Labrador Retriever is the #1 favorite breed in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. (Yeah, yeah…we all know that. But what about us other mixed breeds?)
  • Obesity is the #1 health problem among dogs (Mom Peep weighs me once a month to be sure I’m not getting to chubby.)
  • An American Animal Hospital Assoc. poll found that 33% of dog owners admit to talking to their dogs on the phone and leaving answering machine messages for them while away (now this is really funny, because Mom and Dad call me when they are away and talk to me. Like I’m supposed to answer the phone!) 
  • Newfoundlands are great swimmers because of their webbed feet (okay, I’ll give them that, but I can swim good, too!)
  • Basset Hounds cannot swim (awww…that’s too bad for them)
  • Greyhounds are the fastest dogs on earth, with speeds of up to 45 miles per hour (yeah, just clock one in the dog park)
  • Three dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic – a Newfoundland, a Pomeranian, and a Pekingese (incredible…)
  • 87% of dog owners say their dog curls up beside them or at their feet while they watch T.V. (got that one spot-on)
  • Dogs can be trained to detect epileptic seizures (I’ve heard of that!)
  • President Lyndon Johnson had two beagles named Him and Her (they didn’t have books with names for dogs back then?) 
  • The U.S. has the highest dog population in the world, France has the 2nd highest (go USA! And if dogs were in the Olympics, just think what medals we could earn!) 
  • If never spayed or neutered, a female dog, her mate, and their puppies could produce over 66,000 dogs in 6 years! (WAY TOO MANY! Spay and neuter, folks!)
  • It is a myth that dogs are color blind. They can actually see in color, just not as vividly as humans. It is akin to our vision at dusk. (well, that clears that up!)

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12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tea Cup Australian Shepherd  |  September 16, 2013 at 10:14 am

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  • 3. Marianne  |  August 2, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    i bet that if they took a vote they’d find that most pets would be in the mixed breed section! and iphones now have a ring tone that has dogs barking. my peep has that on his phone, and that sounds just like me and Sadie! and when my mom peep is gone she’ll phone home so i can hear her. How cool is that?


    • 4. bjtaylorblog  |  August 3, 2012 at 8:37 am

      Beaugie and Sadie,
      How cool are those ring tones that sound like barking dogs? My Mom likes to sing that song, “Who Let the Dogs Out?” when she hears that.
      I like that your Mom calls you at home, too, just to talk to you. One of these days we should surprise them and answer the phone!
      Wiggles and woofs to you all,
      Charlie Bear


  • 5. Julie Garmon  |  August 2, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Very interesting, Charlie Bear. Clyde says he’s honored to be a Labrador! And his expression look a lot like this beautiful white Lab. That’s his attitude too. Will share this with daughter, Katie. xoxo


    • 6. bjtaylorblog  |  August 2, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      Mom says your Clyde is a lot like her big dog Rex that’s over the Rainbow Bridge. Give your Clyde snuggles and hugs for Mom Peep, will ya?
      Wiggles & Woofs to you and the big boy,
      Charlie Bear


  • 7. Jean  |  August 2, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Very interesting, Charlie (& Mom), full of things I didn’t know and some I did…thanks!


    • 8. bjtaylorblog  |  August 2, 2012 at 7:53 pm

      That’s what I thought! Some things I knew…like dogs (like me) can be trained to detect seizures, but some things I didn’t know….like Basset Hounds can’t swim! Go figure!
      So thanks for writing in. We love it when you do.
      Wiggles & Woofs to you,
      Charlie Bear


  • 9. Hillari Delgado  |  August 2, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Hi Charlie Bear! Oski and Edward not only ‘sign’ their cards, but they also give and receive their own, personal cards. Card companies are making more and more pet cards from which they can choose. (Edward says those companies probably are run by cats…brilliant cats…)


    • 10. bjtaylorblog  |  August 2, 2012 at 11:27 am

      Oski and Edward,
      You’ve got your own cards, huh? I need my Mom to get me some of those. Yup, you guys are probably right — it’s a company run by brilliant cats!
      Wiggles & woofs,
      Charlie Bear


  • 11. Carrie Lynn Barker  |  August 2, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Goji the pug can’t swim! Not sure if this is just a pug thing or a Goji thing but he still loves the ocean. And yes, he’s very good at curling up beside me when I’m on the couch, whether the TV is on or not. In fact, that’s where he is now!


    • 12. bjtaylorblog  |  August 2, 2012 at 11:31 am

      Goji, you can’t swim? Hey, not to worry. It tires a dog body out something fierce.Sure is cool that Carrie takes you to the ocean, though, and that you reward her by snuggling in close. Good doggie!
      Wiggles & woofs,
      Charlie Bear



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