Dogs By: Lucy

Dogs are (arguably) the best pet to have and are the most owned pet in the world. Here are some facts about dogs + stuff about my dog.

These are the top 5 most popular dog breeds

#1 The Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers (also known as labs) are medium sized dogs that come in 3 different colors: black, yellow and chocolate. They are known for being active and having lots of energy. They are also very friendly and outgoing making them the most popular dog breed.

#2 The German Shepherd

German Shepherds are large dogs that come in 11 different colors. They are known as the most recognizable type of dog. They have a medium amount of energy so they can cuddle and run. They are confident, courageous and smart, making them the 2nd most popular dog breed.

#3 The Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are also large dogs and they come in 3 different colors. They are successfully used in field trials, hunting, obedience, and as guide dogs for the blind. They have a medium amount of energy and are known for being devoted, friendly and intelligent, making them the 3rd most popular dog breed.

#4 The Bulldog

Bulldogs are can be medium or small in size. They come in 10 different colors and have 6 different markings. They originated in the British Isles. They have a medium amount of energy and are known for being calm, courageous and friendly making them the 4th most popular dog breed.

#5 The Beagle

Beagles are small dogs that come in 11 colors and have 1 marking. Beagles are scent hounds used primarily for hunting rabbits to larger hares. They have a medium amount of energy and are curious, friendly and merry making them the 5th most popular dog breed.

Random Dog Facts

Puppies have 28 teeth while grown adult dogs have 42

Dogs chase their tails for many different reasons: curiosity, exercise, anxiety, or they might have fleas!

Dogs can dream! When dogs make paw movements or twitch in their sleep it means their dreaming!

They can see in the dark! They have a special membrane in their eye that helps them.

According to a poll done by Petside, 72% of people who own dogs believe that their dogs can detect stormy weather on the way.

Dogs only sweat from special pads on their paws.

A dogs sense of smell is 10,000-100,000 times more acute than ours

Dogs can hear about 4 times better than us!

Dogs curl up in a ball when they sleep due to an age-old instinct to keep themselves warm and protect their abdomen and vital organs from predators.

Dogs seeing only black and white is a myth. Dogs can actually see blue, greenish-yellow, yellow and various shades of gray.

My Dog

I have a dog named Willa. She is 2 years old and her birthday is August 25th. She is a complete mix of dog breeds (not even the vets know her breed!), but we know for sure that she has a little boxer in her. We got her on Jan 11th 2014. She had been a stray as a puppy (most likely she was born as a stray, so her mom was a stray dog) and was hit by a car and fractured her pelvis. She was taken in by a vet clinic in Memphis Tennessee (where she was at the time) and was treated for her injuries. When she was completely healed, she was brought to us. Now you can't even tell that she was hurt! She's a very energetic dog that loves to play fetch and tug-of-war but she also loves to snuggle. She also knows a few tricks like: sit, stay, down and leave it. I love her so much and don't know what i'd do without her.

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