Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Fun Dog Facts

Every dog large or small comes directly from a wolf.

Dogs Female Dogs go into heat 2 times a year for about 20 days.

Dogs can see color just not as vivid as humans.

If never spayed or neutered, a female dog, and their puppies could product over 66,000 dogs in 6 years!

Dogs sweat glands are between their paws.

Average body temperature for a dog is 101.2 degrees

The U.S. has the highest dog population in the world

15 people yearly die from dog bites.

In the bible the dog is mentions 14 times.

If you punish a dog for submissive peeing it will make the problem worse.

Dogs can smell 100,000 times better then humans.

Dogs have 321 bones in their body.

A dogs nose prints can identify that particular dog, like our fingerprints.

Dogs don't understand pointing. They focus on the tip of your finger, not the item you are pointing at.

The oldest dog on record is 29 years old. He was an Australian Cattle-Dog.

Basenji only dog that doesn't bark.

Dalmatians are born white.

Dogs respond better to a calm but firm voice rather then a screaming maniac.

All puppies are born with worms.

White dogs are prone to deafness.

Zorba, an English Mastiff, is the heaviest dog on record, weighing 343 lbs at the age of 8 in 1989.

The Lundehund breed has 6 toes and can close its ears.

When a dog bays at the moon, it is following a basic urge to call the pack together.

Staring directly into the eyes of a strange dog may be interpreted as a challenge and may actually encourage the dog to bite you.

Born A Pit Bull Poem

This is a poem that I wrote dedicated to all Pit bulls.

Born a pit bull

I was born a pit bull
I did not ask to be
this is the life god has chosen for me
what have I done to deserve this fate
you put me in a cage and teach me to hate
I dream of a day when I get to be free
I would be so kind just wait and see
until then I keep my dreams close to my heart
I wake up everyday in hopes of a new start
I don't want to be bad
I wasn't born like this
but you took me from my mother and
threw me in the pits.
somehow I won but I received no prize
just made it to the next night and a dog of another size
I'm not sure if its worth the pain that I know
but sadly I love you so this time Ill go
I just wanted to make you happy
for I thought you were my friend
but with the days passing I wish it was the end
you said this is my last fight so I cant wait to go
I feel things will get better so maybe theres hope
I am a little older and wish I was faster but
I will try my best for you are my master
this fight is harder then I thought, and I just cant seem to win
the years of pain are starting to kick in
its not looking good for me as I lay on the ground
I cant get this one off me
and cant make a sound
don't let me die don't let this be the end
prove to me this one time that you are my friend
with my eyes I'm telling you what I need to say
and with my last breath
I look to you to see you turn and walk away
see I was born a pit bull
and did not ask to be
but I am in a better place in heaven where I can be free

by jennifer stelter 2008