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Notes on Dogs
 The Greyhound is the Fastest Dog on Earth and can run 45 miles per hour for short
periods of time (1)
 The Irish Wolfhounds is the largest dog(1)
 The Great Dane is the tallest dog(1)
 The Chihuahua is the smallest dog(1)
 The St. Bernard is the heaviest dog(1)
 Two dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic(1)
 The Great Dane breed of dog originate from Germany(1)
 Dalmatian puppies are pure white when they are born and develop their spots as they
grow older(1)
 The Top 5 favorite types of dog breeds in the US are Labrador Retriever, Golden
Retriever, German Shepherd, Beagle and Dachshund(1)
 A puppy is born blind, deaf and toothless(1)
 A puppy begins to see when it is between 2 to 3 weeks old(1)
 During the ages of 3 to 7 weeks a puppys first teeth, or milk teeth will appear(1)
 At the age of 3 weeks a puppy will develop its sense of smell(1)
 A puppy is considered and adult at the age of one year. At this age it is as physically as
mature as a 15 year-old human(1)
Dogs are loving, loyal, obedient, playful, and intelligent. (2)
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Dogs can be house pets, working dogs, show dogs, and sporting dogs.(2)
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Guard dogs and sentry dogs protect property. They have been used in wartime to carry
coded messages.(2)
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Guide dogs lead and protect people who are blind.(2)
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Dogs are used by narcotics officials to smell out drugs hidde in packages an luggage.(2)
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Some dogs herd sheep, goats, or cattle.(2)
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Sharp teeth, powerful jaws, and speed for running away are the defenses a dog uses.(2)
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A female dog carries its young for about two months before giving birth to puppies. (2)
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Usually four to six puppies are in a litter, but a litter may have only one or more than six.
(2)
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The puppies are cared for and nursed by the mother for about a month.(2)
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Dogs are eaten all over the world. (3)
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Heartworms, canine diabetes, obesity and hip dysplasia are most common illnesses in
dogs. (4)
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Some foods which are edible for humans, and even other species of animals, can pose
hazards for dogs because of their different metabolism. (5)
Websites Used
1. "Dog facts and information." dog-names.org.uk. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov 2010.
http://www.dog-names.org.uk/dog-facts-information.htm ("dog-names.org.uk")
2. Funk, , and Wagnails. Young Students Learning Library. Field Publications, 1972.
745-48. Print. (Funk, and Wagnails 745-48)
3. "How many dogs and cats are eaten in Asia?." animalpeoplenews.org. N.p., 00 009 2003.
Web. 14 Nov 2010. http://www.animalpeoplenews.org/03/9/dogs.catseatenAsia903.htm
("animalpeoplenews.org")
4. Devine, Joseph. "Common Illnesses in Dogs." petinsurance.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov
2010. http://ezinearticles.com/?Common-Illnesses-in-Dogs&id=2800487 (Devine)
5. Smith, , and Foster. "Food you should not feed your dog." peteducation.com. N.p., n.d.
Web. 15 Nov 2010. http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+1659&aid=1030 .
(Smith, and Foster)