World's Top Songs About Dogs!

July 12, 2010

More often than not, songs are about love. However, some very determined song-writers have also captured their love for their furry friends in a song or two. Check out the list we made. Do you know of any more songs about dogs? Makes for some nice listening or watching on Youtube!

• “Atomic Dog” by George Clinton
• “The Dog Song” by Nellie McKay
• “How Much is That Doggie in the Window?” by Patti Page
• “I Love My Dog” by Cat Stevens
• “You adorable Beast” by Bobby Bare Jnr.
• “I want a Dog” by Pet Shop Boys
• “ Too many Puppies” by Primus
• “Chihuahua” by DJ Bobo
• “ Dogs” by Nina Nastasia
• “Gonna Buy Me A Dog” by The Monkees
• “Dog Eat Dog” by AC/DC
• “Dog Problems” by The Format
• “Doggy Dogg World” by Snoop Dogg
• “Dogs” Damien Rice
• “Ghost of a Dog” by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
• “Hey Bulldog” by The Beatles
• “Hound Dog” by Big Mama Thornton , John Lennon, Little Richard, Elvis Presley
• “Everything Reminds Me of My dog” by Jane Sibery
• ‘Me and You and a Dog Named Boo” by Lobo
• “Wiener Jingle” by Oscar Mayar
• “Puppy Love” by Donny Osmond
• “Wild Pack of Family Dogs” by Modest Mouse
• “The Bitch is Back” by Elton John
• “Who let the Dogs out?” by the Baha Men

Category: Dog Stories

World's Smartest Dogs

July 12, 2010

According to Psychologist and dog researcher: Dr. S. Coren, author of “The Intelligence of Dogs”, canine intelligence can also be recoded. Working with over 200 show judges, he devised a record that shows us who the “caninesteins” of our world are…to the more …uhm….academically-challenged pooches. Ready? Here it goes….

Ranks 1 to 10– Brightest Dogs. Understanding of New Commands: Less than 5 repetitions. Obey First Command: 95% of the time or better.

Rank Breed

1 Border Collie
2 Poodle
3 German Shepherd
4 Golden Retriever
5 Doberman Pinscher
6 Shetland Sheepdog
7 Labrador Retriever
8 Papillon
9 Rottweiler
10 Australian Cattle Dog

Ranks 11 to 26 – Excellent Working Dogs. Understanding of New Commands: 5 to 15 repetitions. Obey First Command: 85% of the time or better.

11 Pembroke Welsh Corgi
12 Miniature Schnauzer
13 English Springer Spaniel
14 Belgian Tervuren
15 Schipperke, Belgian Sheepdog
16 Collie, Keeshond
17 German Shorthaired Pointer
18 Flat-Coated Retriever, English Cocker Spaniel, Standard Schnauzer
19 Brittany
20 Cocker Spaniel
21 Weimaraner
22 Belgian Malinois, Bernese Mountain Dog
23 Pomeranian
24 Irish Water Spaniel
25 Vizsla
26 Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Ranks 27 to 39 – Above Average Working Dogs. Understanding of New Commands: 15 to 25 repetitions. Obey First Command: 70% of the time or better

Classifying Dogs into Categories

July 12, 2010

Classifying dogs into categories began with the Romans. They had the following 6 categories: house dogs, shepherd dogs, sporting dogs, war dogs, dogs that ran by scent, and dogs that ran by sight. Interestingly enough, Mosaics meaning “Beware of the Dog” could even be found on doorsteps in ancient Roman cities. Today, more than three hundred breeds of dogs exist worldwide. The American Kennel Club recognizes 148 breeds which are classified into 7 categories: Terrier, Working, Sporting, Hound, Herding, Toy and Non-sporting.


Category: Dog Facts

World's Best Drug Sniffing Dogs

July 12, 2010

A US Customs Labrador named “Snag” has made 118 drug seizures worth a canine record of $810 million. The greatest number of drug seizures by dogs ever made was recorded as 969 counts in 1988. IN ONE YEAR! The team of “Rocky” and “Barco” patrolled the Texas and Mexico border, alias “Cocaine Alley.” They were so good that Mexican drug lords put a price of $30,000 dollars on their heads. Labradors are known for their intelligence and their extremely well-developed sense of smell.

Labrador Retriever

Category: Dog Facts

Dog With The Longest Ears

July 12, 2010

The dog with the longest ears is called Mr. Jeffries, who is a Basset Hound from West Sussex, England. His ears measured 11.5 inches (29.2 cm) in 2002. He is also the grandson of the famous dog from the Hush Puppies shoe ads, which made the Basset Hound famous. His grandad used to hold the record, but when he died Mr. Jeffries took over. Owner Phil Jeffries says the ears are so long that he often stands on them, trips over them or drags them in his food by accident.

Longest ears: Mr Jeffries

Category: Dog Facts

World's Most Developed Dog

July 12, 2010

The Norwegian Lundehund (lunde: puffin and hund: dog ; also known as: Norsk Lundehund, Norwegian Puffin Dog) is a small dog breed originating from Norway and originally bred for hunting puffins. The Lundehund is the world’s most developed dog, as it has 6 toes and can close its ears! It has a great range of motion in its joints, allowing it to fit into narrow passages. The head can be bent backwards along the dog’s own spine, and the forelegs can turn to the side at a 90-degree angle to its body, much like human arms. Its pricked, upright ears can be sealed nearly shut by folding them forward or backward. But its most interesting trait is its Polydactylism (the occurrence of more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes)!


Feet of a Lundehund

Instead of the normal four toes per foot, the Lundehund has six toes, all fully formed, jointed and muscled. Its flexibility and extra toes were ideal for hunting the birds in their inaccessible nesting locations on cliffs and in caves. Interest for the breed declined when new methods for hunting puffins were invented and a dog tax was created.

Category: Dog Facts

World's Oldest Dog

July 12, 2010

“Bluey” was the name of the Australian cattle dog that was formerly owned by Les Hall of Rochester, Victoria, Australia. Bluey holds the Guinness world record for the dog with the longest recorded lifespan in history, having achieved the age of twenty-nine years, five months and seven days. He was finally put to sleep due to old age. He was born on June 7, 1910 and died on November 14, 1939.

The typical markings and color of the Australian Cattle Dog:

Australian Cattle Dog

Category: Dog Facts

World's Fastest Dog:

July 12, 2010

Most domestic dogs are able to reach speeds of 19 miles per hour (30.5kms per hour), when running flat out. The greyhound, the king of canine speedsters, is capable of reaching speeds of up to 40 miles per hour (64kms per hour)! The greyhound is not only the fastest dog but second only to the Cheetah as the world’s fastest animal. The longest jump was also by a greyhound named Bang. He jumped 30 feet (9.14 meters) while chasing a hare at Brecon Lodge, Glouchestershire, England in 1849. He cleared a 4 foot 6 inch ( 1.37 meters ) tall gate and landed on a hard road, damaging his pastern bone.

The stunning look of the Greyhound Speedsters…

Greyhound Speedsters

Category: Dog Facts

World's Ugliest Dog:

July 12, 2010

On 23 June 2007,Elwood, a two-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix, was crowned the world’s ugliest dog. Elwood, dark coloured and hairless – save for a mohawk-like puff of white fur on his head – is often referred to as Yoda or ET, for his resemblance to those famous science fiction characters. He was placed second last year. Most of the competing canines were also Chinese Crested, a breed that features a mohawk, bug eyes and a long, wagging tongue. Beyond the regal title of ugliest dog, Elwood also earned a $US1000 reward for his owner.


Click here to see a Youtube video of Elwood!


Category: Dog Facts

World's Best Tracker Dog:

July 12, 2010

The best tracker was recorded in 1925, and the record is still held by the Doberman Pinscher named “Sauer”, trained by Detective-Sergeant Herbert Kruger. Sauer tracked a stock thief 100 miles (161 km) across the vast Great Karroo, in South Africa by scent alone. Did you know that a man named Louis Doberman, a German tax-collector, first bred the Doberman breed in the late 1860s to protect him while he worked?

Two stunning Dobermans…

Doberman Pinschers

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