• The world’s oldest dog died at age 29.
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  • A dog is as smart as a 2-year-old toddler.
  • Dogs Poop in Alignment with Earth’s Magnetic Field.
  • Ancient Egyptians revered their dogs. When a pet dog would die, the owners shaved off their eyebrows, smeared mud in their hair, and mourned aloud for days.
  • Puppies are sometimes rejected by their mother if they are born by cesarean (C-section) and cleaned up before being given back to her.
  • Humans and dogs first became best friends 30,000 years ago.
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  • Every Dog’s mitochondrial DNA is 99.9% the same as a gray wolf.
  • Dogs have sweat glands in between their paws.
  • During the Middle Ages, Great Danes and Mastiffs were sometimes suited with armor and spiked collars to enter a battle or to defend supply caravans.
  • Dogs have wet noses because it helps to absorb scent chemicals.
  • Teddy Roosevelt’s dog, Pete, ripped a French ambassador’s pants off at the White House.
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  • A German Shepherd guide dog led her blind companion the entire 2100 mile Appalachian Trail.
  • 15 people die in the U.S. every year from dog bites.
  • Basset Hounds cannot swim.
  • In English-speaking countries, the most popular names for dogs are Max and Molly.
  • Dogs have 13 blood types.
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  • Alexander the Great is said to have founded and named a city Peritas, in memory of his dog.
  • Greyhounds are the fastest dogs on earth, with speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.
  • The Bible mentions dogs 14 times.
  • If a guy has a dog with him, he’s three times more likely to get a girl’s phone number.
  • Three dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic – a Newfoundland, a Pomeranian, and a Pekingese.
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  • Dogs’ sense of smell is 10,000 times stronger than humans’.
  • Cats are America’s most popular pets: there are 88 million cats compared to 74 million dogs.
  • The Nazis tried to teach dogs to talk and read.
  • FIDO, Abraham Lincoln’s dog was also assassinated.
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