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Did You Know?

  • According to the American Kennel Club there are 190 dog breeds in the United States

  • Dog domestication started in Europe between 18,800 and 32,100 years ago

  • The modern grey wolf is a dog’s nearest living relative

  • The smallest dog breed in the world is the Chihuahua

  • The largest dog breed in the world is the Great Dane

  • In Greek Mythology, the gates to the Underworld were guarded by a three-headed dog named Cerberus

  • The first guide dogs for the blind were trained in the 1930’s in Britain by Muriel Crooke and Rosemund Bond

  • Dogs swim slower than humans but they can swim carrying things in their mouth and in much colder water

  • On the average, dogs can run short distances at 15 to 20 miles per hour

  • In 2005, South Korean scientists created the first dog clone. His name was Snuppy.

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