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Since dogs have become friends with people, we have been with them for a hundred years, and they treat us much better than we do to them. How much do we know about our four-legged friends? We think enough to know who we are dealing with, but there are also a lot of interesting facts about dogs that we didn’t know about. Some of these facts are related to the life of specific dogs, while others are about the whole dog race in general. We suggest you get to know your favorite doggie better by reading 20 interesting facts about them.

Stray dogs in Russia have figured out how to use the metro system to travel to more populated areas in search of food.

Dogs do not like being hugged, as people and primates like to do. Limbs over the body, they mean dominance and they don’t like that feeling

Two stray dogs in Afghanistan rescued 50 American soldiers. Together, Facebook collected $ 21,000 to bring the dogs back to the USA and reunite them with the soldiers.

In the song "A day in the Life" The Beatles in one moment recorded the sound of a whistle that can only be heard by dogs. It was recorded by Paul McCartney for his beloved dog Sheltie.

This cute dog named Nesbit has flown more than a million miles on Delta for his entire life and even had its own pilot card.

Former fighting dog Leo, participates in the program for visiting seriously ill and dying children

Service dogs are taught to recognize that they are in the service. And when the service comes to an end, they immediately become playful and energetic.

Famous golf champion Tiger Woods stuttered as a child and learned to talk without hesitation, training on his dog, until she fell asleep hoping to get rid of his conversations.

Guide dogs piss and poop on command so that the owner is ready and able to clean up after his dog. Guide dogs also write without raising their paw

The last line of defense in China was a Pekingese dog that was hidden in its sleeve

When Lord Byron found out that his dog was not allowed to go with him to Cambridge Trinity College, he retaliated, with the result that the bear went instead of the dog.

In the 1860s, in San Francisco, two stray dogs were best friends and became local celebrities. Their exploits were noted in local newspapers, and they had the immunity granted by the city, which forbade the catchers to catch them.

House in the form of a dog in New Zealand

This dog Nakio lost all his limbs as a result of frostbite, now he runs on four prostheses

Moisture for a dog’s nose is important. It is because of the moisture that she understands from which direction the smell comes

Hyenas, though similar to dogs, but have a closer relationship with cats

Spiked dog collars were invented by the ancient Greeks and were originally designed to protect the dogs' throats from wolf attacks.

Bucks is a blind boxer who has a goose named Battons. Buttons 4-year-old goose drives Bucks everywhere and tells him where to go

There is such a thing as "Frito Feet", which characterizes dogs' paws smelling like corn chips. The paws of the dogs are constantly in contact with the ground and a multitude of all sorts of microorganisms are wound up on the paws, after the paws of the dogs sweat and cool through the pads, they can acquire different flavors: nuts, popcorn, corn chips

So dogs drink water, folding the lower part of the tongue in the shape of a "cup"

Ancestors of dogs

Identification of the ancestors of domestic dogs presents great difficulties, and there is no consensus among scientists on this subject. It is known that the modern dog is able to mate like a jackal. It is the same with the wolf, so it can be assumed that these animals were her relatives. There is a hypothesis about the existence of a prehistoric extinct hound, akin to wolves and jackals (volkoshak), which also was the ancestor of dogs. In any case, the diversity of dog breeds indicates that it is unlikely that all dogs are descended from one ancestor, most likely, we have to talk about the presence of several lines of kinship among dogs.

The rarest

The most rare breed of dog is Chinook, which was originally bred in New Hampshire at the beginning of the 20th century for use as a riding dog. Even at the peak of popularity, the number of dogs of this breed was less than 300, and by 1966 it had decreased to 125. 12 years later, only 28 dogs of this breed remained, but since then their number has more than doubled due to the efforts of the Dog Owners Association chinook. In September 1985, six puppies were born in New York, and the breed began to count 76 individuals (all in the USA). The very rare breeds are the same: American hairless terrier and Cau de Fila de San Miguel.

Features of view

Dogs perceive a moving object better than a person. however, less detail is perceived. If the object is far away and static, then for a dog it is almost invisible. Studies have shown that dogs do not see their owner, if he stands at a distance of 300 yards and does not move. On the other hand, the dog sees a person at a distance of a mile if he waves his arms. Dogs have broader visibility than humans. The hounds see a 270 degree angle, although usually dogs have an overview of around 250 degrees. But the person is capable of a review of 180 degrees.

The dog distinguishes 500,000 odors

The sense of smell in dogs is well developed. The dog constantly sniffs the air, the earth and nearby objects in order to navigate the world. The olfactory center of the brain is located on the dog's forehead immediately above the eyes. Different dogs have different levels of smell. It is known that in general, a dog can distinguish about half a million smells, while a person is only a few thousand.

Dogs can count

Scientists have developed a technique with which other researchers were able to prove that five-month-old children can count. Before the child put the dolls, and then blocked their screen. The baby first watched how scientists clean the dolls or put new ones, and then lower the screen to show the final result. When the experimenter added or removed the doll, the child looked at the dolls for a longer time. Exactly the same experiments were subjected to 11 dogs. They looked more at bowls with treats when the calculations did not converge.

Not very careful dog

Zoologists conducted an experiment, the purpose of which was to ascertain the degree of caution of pets when crossing the street. It turned out that the most cautious is the goose, he almost never dies under the wheels of cars. At the 2nd place on the caution was a pig. Followed by a cat, chicken and dog.

Dogs laugh

The laughter of a person’s best friends is a kind of repetitive snort: having heard it, even on tape, other dogs start wagging their tail and playing.
Every fourth domestic dog in the UK suffers from stress

Dog stress is similar to those from which their owners suffer. Experiencing stress in a third of animals manifests itself in the form of severe gastric disorders.

In India, created a dating service for dogs

Local animal lovers have created a dating service for their pets. The website contains photos and descriptions of dogs that have not yet managed to find a pair. The owner can choose a partner that suits his pet, and arrange a meeting for them. The initiative is very popular. With the help of this service, the second half found hundreds of animals.

Purebred dogs look like their owners

Psychologists separately photographed 45 dogs and their owners, and then asked 28 judges to relate people to their dogs. They guessed the right connection in 16 of 25 cases. Since the appearance of an adult pedigree dog can be predicted at birth, the researchers concluded that the owners tended to unconsciously choose dogs that in some way resembled them.

Determine the breed of dog by genes

You can identify the finest genetic differences in dogs of different breeds. The genetic sequences in 414 dogs belonging to 85 different breeds were studied and the specific features of the codes that can be used to name the breed of a dog without seeing it, but only by looking at the genes, are clearly defined. This is all the more surprising that most of the breeds were isolated and isolated only in the XIX century with the advent of "dog" clubs.

Pets have the same personality traits as humans.

The scientist Gosling asked the dog owners to rate their pets according to four personal parameters: an energetic dog or lazy, docile or aggressive, nervous or calm, smart or stupid. Then, people who were not familiar with animals, observed in the park how they were performing their tasks, and evaluated them by the same parameters. Nervousness was assessed by the reaction of the dog, seeing that the owner leaves with another dog. The ability to get hidden delicacy from under the lid was considered an indicator of the mind. 78 dogs of all breeds and sizes were tested. In general, the owners and outsiders had no disagreement about the personality of the dog. It was found that personality traits vary within the same breed: for example, not all pit bulls are aggressive, not all setters are affectionate.

Dogs understand wolves better than wolves

There is a unique connection between man and dog at the genetic level, which is inherited. Two containers were placed in front of the puppies and wolves, one of which hid meat. Then the researchers made it clear to the animals exactly what food was hidden in: the scientists pointed to the “right” container with gestures, touched or gazed at it. Puppies won a landslide victory - every time a man’s best friend “guessed” faster where the meat was, leaving no chance to the wolves. According to behavioral characteristics, wolves are better adapted to wild habitats, where communication with people is not the highest priority.

Dogs prefer classical music

Fifty dogs were given to listen to a collection of pop music (Britney Spears, Robbie Williams and Bob Marley), followed by classical works (Bach, Morning from Pepper Gynt by Edward Grieg, Vivaldi's The Seasons, and Beethoven's Ode to Joy) and then the album of Metallica. Then the dogs were given to listen to the recording of human speech and for some time kept in complete silence. The most nervously animals responded to Metallica. At the sound of Bach, the dogs calmed down and relaxed. But pop music had no greater effect on them than silence.

Prohibited Dog Breeds

In Latvia it is forbidden to maintain, breed and dog breeds Pit Bull Terrier, Great Dane,
Brazilian Phil, American Staffordshire Terrier, as well as crossbreeds of these breeds. Dogs
these breeds, acquired prior to the entry into force of these rules, are subject to castration or sterilization during the calendar year, because it is believed that after these operations the animals become less aggressive.

In Beijing, it was forbidden to keep 41 breeds of dogs. In Beijing, a ban on the maintenance of the house of 41 breeds of dogs, including Dalmatians, German Shepherd Dogs and Collies, entered into force. This decision was made as part of a policy aimed at combating the new passion of Pekingans for dog breeding. Recently, the Chinese began to love living dogs more than traditional dishes made from them. As a result, the dogs on the streets of the city becomes too much. Now, however, all breeds whose growth exceeds 35 centimeters will be banned. The rest are subject to an annual fee of more than $ 60. In addition, it is forbidden to start more than one dog per family.

In 1997, in New Zealand, after a series of accidents, it was forbidden to contain fighting dog breeds: pit bull terriers, Japanese Touji and Fila Brasileiro. These animals were to be destroyed, and the dogs with an admixture of their blood were sterilized.

In 2001, France also introduced a ban on the maintenance of fighting dogs or compulsory sterilization of pit bulls.

In 2003, Israel enacted a law prohibiting the importation of dog breeds into the country, including amstafs, rottweilers, Tosa-Inu (Japanese mastiffs), Fila Brasileiro, Staffordshire terriers, Pitbulls, Bull terriers, Argentine dogs and Pit Bull Terriers.

In May 2005, Australia banned the maintenance of pit bull terriers and other dangerous breeds.
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In Germany, the importation of dogs fighting breeds is prohibited

As a representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany announced on April 21, a federal law banning the import of fighting dog breeds comes into force on this day in Germany. The new law is intended to establish a reliable barrier on the way pit bull terriers, American Straffordshire terriers and Straffordshire bull terriers pass to Germany. Other dangerous breeds, the prohibition of breeding, trade and the content of which is provided for by the decisions of the authorities of individual lands, can be imported only with a special permit. In case of violation of the ban, a large monetary fine is imposed on the owner of the dog, and his four-legged friend is subject to immediate and unconditional confiscation. As Interior Minister Otto Schily stated, it is impossible to continue to allow “as a result of the existence of extremely dangerous animals and irresponsible owners” to endanger the life and health of people. Otto Schily advocates a total ban on fighting dog breeds in all EU countries.

Beagle is faster than horse

At one of the British stadiums, a greyhound named Just Legend did not leave any chances for Tiny Tim's Merina on the 400-meter track. In the first part of the distance, the horse and dog walked at the same speed, but in the middle of the path, the Legend swiftly took the lead. The result of the winner is 23 and a half seconds, which is almost two seconds less than that of the opponent.

Contact lenses for cats and dogs

Contact lenses for dogs and cats have been launched in Japan. They are sold in veterinary clinics to animals that have problems with the cornea of ​​the eyes. In the new product, everything is thought out to the smallest detail: dog lenses are easily removed and put on, but do not jump off the pupil without delivering any particular inconvenience to animals. If in parallel with wearing lenses to a dog or a cat, drops are instilled in, then the effect will significantly increase and the cornea will recover faster.

American cynology

A resident of the town of Harper (Oregon, USA), 76-year-old Barbara Erickson in her five-room house and on the backyard she kept about 500 dogs. All animals suffered from malnutrition and disease. The police who searched the house found about ten unburied dog bodies found at the site. Approximately 40 dogs veterinarians after the inspection were forced to put to sleep. The elderly "lover of animals" wrote out a fine of 2.5 million dollars.

Origin

If we talk about a dog as an animal, it belongs to the mammal class, the predator squad, the canine family. To date, there is no clear answer about their origin. Some scientists adhere to the view that their ancestor is a wolf, others suggest that there were at least two ancestors - a wolf and a jackal.

A wolf and a dog have the same voice signals, except for the fact that the dog barks often and very rarely howls, the ability to bark loudly was an advantage when a dog was chosen by humans. A wolf can also bark; its howl can turn into a barking when this gray forest animal is unsure of itself, for example, when other predators take its prey. The barking of a dog was encouraged by a man, while the barking of the wolf was oppressed by the predator himself, so as not to scare off the prey, thus dogs bark a lot and wolves bark very rarely.

It is believed that the wolf began to tame and domesticate the very first of the wild animals and it happened during the Upper Paleolithic (40 - 10 thousand years ago). Archaeological excavations have shown that dogs of that time are characterized by large body and jaw sizes. There is evidence that dog meat was eaten by people, skins and bones were used in everyday life. But in most cases they were still housing guards and assistants during the hunt.

One of the versions of dog domestication is that originally a man took puppies from a dead she-wolf into his dwelling, another one that certain individuals were expelled from a wolf pack and found food for themselves next to humans (all kinds of human food remains). Thus, the ancestors of the dogs themselves "tamed." Of course, the version about small puppies is more believable, since “how many wolves do not feed, he still looks into the forest” - probably it was very difficult to tame an adult. But no matter how it was there, humanity has acquired for itself a reliable guard, assistant and loyal friend.

Interestingly, the dog and the man slept together in the cold, the dog played the role of the stove. It is possible that in cold conditions the dogs were harnessed even in prehistoric times. Modern peoples of the north have recently lived in the conditions of the actual Stone Age, and dogs were able to harness dogs. Эскимосы Америки пользовались собачьими упряжками задолго до прихода европейцев.

Национальные отличия

Интересные факты о собаках в разных странах:

  1. В России собак содержат 41% населения, причём из них 70% — в сельской местности и 11% — в городской. В условиях города, конечно, содержать собак трудно, но собаководов это не останавливает, так как домашние питомцы прекрасно уживаются в квартирах.
  2. В США у 63% семей живут домашние питомцы. И это несмотря на то, что правила содержания собак намного жестче, чем в России. For example, all dogs from 4 months of age must be registered, a paid license is issued for the maintenance of the animal. In some cities in the same house or in the same family there can be only one dog. In Ohio, dogs must always be on a leash or in a corral, except when participating in a hunt.
  3. In China, from 1983 to 1994, according to the law, it was impossible to have a dog, as it was a sign of bourgeois luxury. Since 1994, you can start a dog, but with some reservations, for example, in Beijing, the maintenance of large and fighting breeds is prohibited. The owner must pay a certain amount to the treasury for the maintenance (blind and disabled people are exempt from payment), you can walk on a leash by adult citizens, the places of walking are regulated by law.
  4. Interestingly, in Japan, only 18.9% of the population has animals and 29% of them are elderly. This can be explained by the fact that in this country a lot of time is spent at work, and the dog needs to be regularly walked and fed.
  5. In Islamic countries, domestic dogs have a slightly different attitude. It is forbidden to walk dogs in public places and go with them to transport. It is also forbidden to keep dogs in the house (but you can in the yard), as these animals are considered "unclean". In Egypt, allowed to walk with dogs on a leash on the street, you can occasionally see Coptic Christians who walk with their doggie.

Differences in rocks

Interesting facts about dogs - the features of different breeds. The smallest dog is recognized as a chihuahua, and the largest one is a Great Dane, its height at the withers was 109 centimeters, and its weight was 111 kilograms. Most of the weight was in the English mastiff Zorb - 155.6 kg, in height it was 94 cm.

If we talk about the color of dog hair, here the whole range of colors - the usual dark and light colors, as well as brown and red and the variety of their shades. There are breeds with curls - a poodle, and Xolo (Mexican hairless dog) has traces of hair on its face, and all skin is dense, smooth and well protects it from minor injuries and insect bites. Distinguishes this dog from others and the presence of sweat glands throughout the body, and not just on the paws and tongue. A record of the longest wool in one of the breeds is recorded - 55 cm.

Dogs that are harnessed (husky, husky, samoyeds) are very hardy, so six sled dogs can do 1 ton per sled, which they can stretch in harness up to 3 hours. They love to run dogs of hunting breeds. Thus, it is difficult for a person to give a load to a Cocker Spaniel, which he will not be able to master, these dogs can run many kilometers even for a person who quickly rides a bicycle.

St. Bernard slid the rails off at a weight of 3 tons, and the other dog shifted them 4 meters 80 cm with the help of tools.

Foxhounds, if taken, can go up to 48 hours, without interruptions for food and rest.

Interesting dogs and their tails. It can be short and curled like a bulldog. By the tail, you can determine the mood of the dog: in a cheerful and friendly mood, the tail sticks up, and if the dog is scared - hides it down under the belly. A straight tail "pipe" can talk about a possible attack.

There are anatomical differences from other animals, so they have six lumbar vertebrae, when cats and rabbits have seven lumbar vertebrae, reindeer have five, but the number of vertebrae on the tail is different, depending on the length of the tail. Another feature of the skeleton - the clavicle is not developed.

The teeth in dogs are formed by 6-8 weeks (22 teeth), and by 14 weeks their replacement with permanent ones (42 teeth) begins. When a dog's teeth change, it can gnaw a lot of household things, at this time you need to be cautious, because the dog can spoil something valuable. It is better to take care that he has something that he likes to nibble - an artificial bone or an old shoe.

There are a great many forms and sizes of ears: small - large, standing - hanging, narrow - wide, there are intermediate variants. In some breeds, it is customary to trim the ears, but animal advocates oppose this method of supporting the appearance of the breed and, in Western countries, are gradually refusing to trim their ears to dogs.

The longest ears are fixed in the basset hound Jeffrey. But such a record torments the little dog, they interfere with walking and eating. The dog owner has to tie his ears. Between themselves, their length is different, right - 35 cm, left - 32 cm.

The structure of the eyes is different from other animals, the dog has 3 pairs of eyelids: the upper, lower and blinker membranes, it plays a protective and moisturizing role. On its inner surface there are many lacrimal glands, which produce a third part of the entire lacrimal fluid. It has a lot of lymphoid tissue, which is responsible for fighting the infection of the eyes.

Interesting facts about dogs - especially the perception of the world.

Color vision - dogs do not distinguish between red and orange, but grays are distinguished better than humans. At the same time, they are excellent assistants for blind people, they go to the traffic lights correctly, they are well oriented on the road due to the noise of cars and people's steps.

A dog's sense of smell is its best quality, it is able to distinguish smell with its minimum concentrations against the background of a mixture of flavors. Helps the dog in choosing the direction of the smell of its wet nose. Individual and trained individuals can take the trail of a criminal by smell 100 hours after his presence. Known fact of pursuit of a length of 160 km.

St. Bernard rescue dogs find people under the snow rubble at a depth of 2 meters, they are also looking for people under the rubble after explosions and earthquakes.

Scent dogs are trying to use to diagnose and treat people. They are taught to sense hypoglycemia (low glucose levels in people with diabetes can lead to loss of consciousness), and for exhaled human air in the experimental group of dogs, patients with lung and mammary gland tumors were identified.

It has been observed that in 11% of dogs living in families where there is a patient with epilepsy, they can determine the impending attack, and give a signal by barking for the owner to take action.

The ear is sharp, there are frequencies up to 40 kHz - ultrasonic waves. They can predict a storm and an earthquake, avalanches.

Touching (touching the body, changing the temperature of the air, perceiving vibration) helps it live in a cold climate, because when the air temperature drops, the wool begins to rise and an air layer appears that warms the dog. And to northern dogs the snow plays the role of a feather bed, and they like to sleep on it. Our pets love when they are stroked, combed wool. It is especially pleasant to them from touching the stomach and neck, but the fact that they are stroked on the back and head, they quietly endure without much pleasure.

The dog's taste is distinguished, but worse than man. They have 1,700 taste buds, and a person has 9,000. But love sweet. But chocolate is dangerous for them, because it contains a substance theobromine, which adversely affects the health of the dog.

Guinness Book of Records

Some facts from the Guinness Book of Records:

  • Jord, the largest blue dog, is 213 cm tall, 110 kg in weight, 221 cm from tail to nose, 110 cm from shoulder to paws, the Great Dane named Gibson has a height of 215 cm,
  • Milly's smallest chihuahua - height 9 cm, weight 400 grams, does not walk freely on the street, as it can easily get lost or fall even from a small height,
  • the most expensive breed is the Tibetan mastiff - the price of a puppy is from 3-14 thousand to 100 thousand dollars, has an unusual appearance, fluffy coat is brightly red in color, the dog is mostly kind in character (of course, it depends on education),
  • dogs are subject to obesity, it is necessary to monitor the dog's diet and give them the opportunity to run and frolic, and in older age, take extra walks, the fattest Border Collie has 58 kg, it is four times thicker than its tribesmen,
  • Chinese crested Sam was awarded 1 thousand dollars for ugliness, but at the same time she was loved by her masters, attractiveness is very subjective,
  • The fact of the fertility of dogs is interesting - the Greyhand dog helped the officially registered 2400 puppies to be born, some bitches bring up to 22-24 puppies, but less than half can survive,
  • there are dog runners, for example a greyhound, from a hunting breed, their speed reaches 60 kilometers per hour, and in a throw of 90 kilometers per hour, they weigh 30 to 38 kg, a dog named Star Title has developed a speed of 67.32 kilometers per hour,
  • dogs swim with great pleasure, Labradors Gypsy and Kai overcame a swim of 15 km 600 m in 6 hours and 18 minutes.

Special features

Dogs know how to laugh, while making a sound, recording and listening to which causes the dog to approve and wag the tail.

If the dog quickly eats or drinks, then hiccups appear. The language at the same time has the appearance of an inverted spoon.

In dogs of large sizes, the heart rate, as in humans, is 60-100 strokes at rest. In small breeds, the heart beats more often up to 100-140 times per minute.

Dogs are easy to learn, they easily memorize up to 250 gestures and words, sometimes they themselves make the right decisions without a host command. And all because the dog has the “intelligence” of a younger child (this is a stretch, human intelligence, even a child’s one, is not achievable for the dog). The most intelligent is considered a boder collie (the dog’s mind depends on education and training). A dog with a congenital anomaly of the front paws, taught to walk on its hind legs. Dogs respond well to training. But even without training, these intelligent animals learn to understand the owner. In addition to memorizing a few hundred words, the dog also distinguishes intonation, the mood of the owner.

A craftsman (a mixture of collie and an Australian shepherd) is able to carry a glass of water on the bridge of the nose and not to splash it, while the other dog can walk on the stairs with a glass on its head.

A specially trained dog walked 100 meters in 2 minutes and 40 seconds with a tin can on his head.

There are cases of training dogs driving a car. This is not surprising, because circus bears are taught to ride a motorcycle.

The breeding of dogs continues to this day, new breeds are bred, of which there are already more than 500 and interest in new species remains. For example, Labradudl appeared in 2004 and has signs of six breeds, its birthplace is Australia.

It's a shame that there are endangered species in the background of the appearance of new breeds. This is the Chinook breed, in 1981 there were 12 of them, after the adoption of measures today there are still very few of them. In 1975, an Eskimo dog numbered 100 individuals, now around 300, and this despite the fact that these little dogs in the distant past helped the Eskimos to survive in the cold northern climate.

Sadly, dogs do not live so long - 10-15 years. The relationship of age with weight is noted. Big dogs live less. But there are record-breakers: Austrian shepherd's dog grazed cattle for 20 years, lived for 29 years. Bela's dog lived 33 days longer. Terrier Max - 29 years and 8 months.

Inheritance bequeath even dogs. So, one Countess bequeathed $ 300 million to the German Shepherd Gunther.

Happy owners in 45% of cases allow their dogs to sleep near them. Dogs lie at the feet of the owners, perhaps this way they overcome loneliness, because often they communicate only with their owners, although they so much want to run and play with people like them.

Of course, you can talk about dogs for hours, more and more. While this is all about the most important and interesting. Remember, you are responsible for the one who has been tamed. Dogs trust their owners, treat them well and in return receive a lot of pleasure, joy and even prolong their youth.

Dog death statistics

Purebred dogs live less than their mixed breed kin. The average lifespan of purebred dogs (20 breeds have been studied) is ten years. Mixed breed dogs have an extra year — they die on average at 11 years of age. Among the purebred have their long-livers. Scottish shepherds, poodles and dachshunds often live for more than twelve years. Less than others, life expectancy, for example, in rottweilers, greyhounds and wolfhounds. The hypothesis was confirmed that small dogs live longer than large ones, but there is no exact explanation for this fact. Among the causes of death leading old age - because of her death, more than 20% of dogs. In second place is cancer, which kills 14.5% of all dogs.

Stray dogs will be imported overseas

In all likelihood, there are not enough dogs in the United States, and there are more and more people willing to get hold of the mongrel in their home. Therefore, the administration of American shelters decided to seek help from overseas animal shelters. Thus, several thousand dogs were “discharged” from Taiwan, which “scattered” in America at prices not at all symbolic - up to $ 250 per copy! In the States, stray dogs are more likely to find a master than in their own country.

You can hire a dog

An unusual offer to customers was made by a large pet store in central Hong Kong. Before you buy a dog, you can rent it for a week - see if you like it or not. Over the past period, puppies in the pet store bought five times more than usual. 10 percent of rented dogs returned to the store.

The ugliest dog in the world died at the age of 14

Sam, famous for his phenomenal ugliness, who in several years became a hero
several television broadcasts, visiting media magnate Donald Trump and repeatedly honorably driving limousines, died in Santa Barbara shortly before his fifteenth birthday.

“I don’t think that another Sam will ever appear,” said Susie Lockheed, the grieving mistress of a bald, half-blind woman with crooked teeth and a bunch of sparse hair on her head, “but some will think that his death is good.” Sam gained fame after winning the ugliest animal competition held in 2003 at the Sonoma-Martin Fair in California. He was the permanent winner of the competition over the past three years.

About Sam, a representative of the breed "Chinese Hairless Dog", reported television of Japan, radio of New Zealand, wrote about him the British "Daily Mirror", he spoke in a talk show. Lockheed was selling T-shirts and calendars with a picture of her pet. In the near future, it was planned that the Discovery channel will remove it in the program about the ugliest phenomena in the world. According to the hostess, when she was offered to shelter Sam six years ago, she was frightened by his appearance, but nevertheless agreed to take him for an experimental two days. After that, Susie fell in love with him. Later, Sam managed to help the hostess meet her love - her current friend saw her picture with a dog on a dating site.

According to Suzy, Sam was put to sleep after a veterinarian reported that the dog would soon be painfully dying due to a heart condition. She said that she felt himself orphaned after Sam's death and sleeps with his favorite toy - a teddy bear, which Sam picked up on the street and dragged home. "Sam and I slept under the same blanket for six years," said the inconsolable mistress of the ugliest dog in the world. Suzy has three other dogs left: TatorToth, TinkerBell and PixieNuddle.

New Products for Dogs

Pet care products have raised the global market for cosmetic products for animals to a new height. In the US, the company John Paul Pet has released nail polish for cats and dogs. In the assortment of 12 colors that "will allow you to look good at the party and provide a single color for the animal and the owner." The rival firm Pet Society has proposed an alternative product that it claims is firming nails, blue, red, magenta, black, bronze and other shades. Wealthy pet owners spend on nutritional supplements that reduce dog weights, stress modifiers for cats and sunscreens for animals with sensitive skin.

Pet Society dye for wool lasts three days. It is golden, orange, pink, copper and blue. Vietnamese rival company PT & Sons has offered Bravo Dog shampoo, a special dye for dark-haired dogs. Canine sunscreen is produced by the Finnish company Espree. Anti-stress spray for cats and dogs is included in the Pet Organics line of the American company Nala Barry Laboratories.

Dutch producer Beaphar claims that No Love spray neutralizes the sexual smell of bitches. Spray with the smell of baby powder for the care of wool released Kyron Laboratories from South Africa. The German company Dog Goes released on sale sunglasses for dogs can cost from 60 to 100 dollars. The glasses are attached to the dog's face with an elastic adjustable strap, so the owner can be sure that the expensive purchase will not fly off his pet.

Because all this pampering leads to a lack of exercise, Pet Naturals of Vermont offers the K-9 Carb Down dietary supplement that reduces weight in dogs. Simulators “treadmill”, which were presented in Bologna at the international fair of products and accessories for pets, are intended for the same purpose.

List of the most extravagant accessories for dogs

A dog is known to be man’s best friend, and for a friend nothing is pitiful. To which only some owners are not ready to go, in order to please their pet. And they are willing to pay for it. And if there is demand, then inevitably a supply appears. Сайт realtechnews опубликовал забавный список самых экстравагантных собачьих аксессуаров, которые уже сейчас любой владелец может приобрести для своей собаки.

1. Собачья сумочка
Голливудские дивы любят показываться на публике с ультракрошечными собачками, которые высовываются у них из сумочек. Но зачем занимать руки, когда можно прицепить домашнее животное на ремень и пойти элегантно прогуляться. Именно в этом заключается идея аксессуара Doggie Bag — собачьей сумочки. Ее можно нести за ручки, на плече или даже вокруг талии. Ремешки можно отрегулировать и использовать как обычный поводок.
The idea is unlikely to appeal to traditionalists, because, as you know, the dog needs to be led, not carried, but in modern consumer society, dog accessories have become a big business. The thought of coming up with Doggie Bag came to the Americans Hedy Grant and Susan Sherman when they noticed how many people in the summer carry their dogs in handbags. They decided that there was a niche in the market for suitable and stylish means for carrying dogs.

2. Canine bag for excrement
"You have done, you and carry." Apparently, this slogan guided Clever Pet Products company when inventing this accessory.
Poopsadaisy is a bag that is put on the dog's neck and in which you need to put what the four-legged friend made during the walk. When a pet makes a pile, the owner collects it with a plastic bag and puts it in a Poopsadaisy.

3. Dog scooter
This dog scooter is a revolutionary invention and has many advantages. It is especially convenient to use it on the sidewalks and bike lanes. The person completely controls the speed and direction of movement, as the dog is rigidly fixed in the harness inside the frame. Dogs like the device because it is easy to carry a scooter and besides, they are always close to the owner. And the owners like it, because they get the opportunity to train their pets with little effort on their part, and besides, they roll them for free.

4. The device against barking
The K9 Kalmer device, priced at $ 80, is the only anti-barking device that does not use a painful or annoying principle to correct a dog’s behavior. The uniqueness lies in the fact that special ultrasonic music compositions are involved in it, which are inaudible to humans, but soothe an agitated animal.

5. Pistol with delicacies
SnackShotz Treat Launcher from the company Dogmatic is a gun that does not shoot bullets, and edible dog snacks. Dog treats, he shoots at a distance of three meters. The manufacturer claims that the gun will help strengthen the connection between the owner and the dog, in addition, it helps to fight dog obesity, because it causes the animal to move. The pistol is loaded with special treats called Discos, which can be purchased from the manufacturer.

6. Testicular Prostheses
It all started ten years ago with an experiment on an unsuspecting rottweiler named Max. American Greg Miller even laid the house and spent all the money available in order to organize the mass production of his invention - artificial testes for castrated dogs. As a result, the business developed into a thriving business. Miller managed to sell more than 150 thousand prostheses called Neuticles, which more than doubled the investment of 500 thousand dollars. The official website of the product says that these prostheses allow a pet to have a “natural look” and “self-respect”. For his invention, Miller was awarded the "Nobel Prize" award.

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