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Interesting Dog Facts

What better way to show off my dog photos! Below are some fun dog facts paired with some of my personal favorite dog pictures I have taken.

Meika is my wolf dog. She is 75% wolf and 25% German Shepherd. In the photo below she is checking out where a cougar has been jumping. Look closely and the marks you see in four lines are cat prints.

Interesting fact: There are more than 150 dog breeds, divided into 8 classes. Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non Sporting, Herding Misellaneous.

Interesting fact: About 1/3 of dogs in the United States that are surrendered to animal shelters are purebred dogs.

Interesting famous dog actor facts: Toto in the Wizard of Oz was a female, Lassie was a male, Rin Tin Tin was female, and the Taco Bell dog was a female.

Dog Breeds that end up in Animal Shelters are: Pit Bull, Australian Shepherds, Huskies, Dachshund, Boxer, Chihuahua, Beagle and German Shepherd.

Maggie is my little Aussie I adopted at the local shelter, 15 years ago. She is now around 20-22 years old the vet says.

Interesting fact: Dogs do see in color, just not as vivid as ours.

Doberman’s come in Black, Red, Fawn, Blue, White and Albino.

Meika likes her Doberman buddies.

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  1. I adore dogs and have two of my own that are rescue. One of mine is completely blind the other abused for 7 years of her life. UK shelters are also full of dogs needing homes although we don’t have a stray problem. I love all dogs and can see beauty in every one. Meika is particularly beautiful 🙂

    • Thank you Linda! It’s amazing what people can do to pets isn’t it. I have another rescue, I rescued her 15 years ago. She was severely abused and vicious. I took her home and has been the best dog ever!! Meika is great as well.

  2. Your beautiful dog Meika looks like a “sosie” or a twin of my beautiful Tasha. Tasha was a mix Husky and German Shepherd. Her colors were husky but her nose and ears were definitely German Shepherd. Unfortunately I had to have her euthanized three years ago at the ripe old age of about 15 years old. I miss her dearly still. But still thank you for a very beautiful post with gorgeous dog pictures.

  3. I am a huge dog lover, your post was incredible.

    1. I have adopted three dogs in the past five years from rescue organizations. What rescue organizations and shelters do isn’t supported enough!
    2. We spend hours picking the right dog to join our family. They are joining hopefully for 10-15 or more years as a family member!
    3. Our dogs love to go on the boat, they each have an area they love to sit and watch the water go by!

    I can’t imagine life without my pal!

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