The Dog's Page


Dogs are called "Man's Best Friend", and for good reason. Through out history, dogs have been noted as loyal companions, talented assistant hunters, farmworkers, able trackers, and protectors of the family. Humans have kept dogs as pets for over 12,000 years.



We all know these facts, but did you know there are countless historical representations of pets as part of our daily lives.  Magnificent medieval representations of dogs in every day life can be found throughout Europe. Statues from ancient cultures of proud canines in various types of service have been discovered in ruins of past kingdoms. In Roman times, mastiffs donned light armor and were sent after mounted knights.

 

It is commonly known that people with dogs live longer, happier lives. It has been suggested by Dr. Thomas Lee, Co-Editor in Chief of the  Harvard Heart Letter  “The emotional benefits of having an affectionate creature are also one of the theories for why dog-lovers live longer.”


The evidence reviewed by the AHA indicates that dog owners are more likely to exercise, have a better cholesterol profile, have lower blood pressure, be less vulnerable to the physical effects of stress, and be more likely to survive a heart attack.

Little Known  Facts 

A study published in 2015 in  Science  magazine showed that when a dog owner looked into his or her pet’s eyes, levels of oxytocin, the so-called “love hormone,” increased in both owner and pet.

Believe it or not, an estimated 1,000,000 dogs in the U.S. have been named as the primary beneficiaries in their owner’s will

A dog’s nose prints are as unique as a human’s finger prints and can be used to accurately identify them.
 
A dog’s heart beats up to 120 times per minute, or 50% faster than the average human heartbeat of 80 times per minute.

 Humans can detect sounds at 20,000 times per second, while dogs can sense frequencies of 30,000 times per second.

A dog’s smell is more than 100,000 times stronger than that of a human’s 



 


Popularity of  Breeds in the US

Once again, the Labrador Retreiver is the most popular dog.  Labradors are great with families.  I myself have had 2 Black Lab mixes, (one Rottweiler, one Doberman), and can attest to their loving, loyal and protective nature.  One of the best dispositions with children, but a great watchdog as well.

There are more than 150 dog breeds, divided into 8 classes: sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy, non-sporting, herding, and miscellaneous.

"DID YOU KNOW?"​

The oldest known breed is thought to be the Saluki – originally trained by Egyptians to help them track game. 

Dogs are capable of locating the source of a sound in 6/100ths of a second.

​A dog’s whiskers — found on the muzzle, above the eyes and below the jaws — are technically known as vibrissae, touch-sensitive hairs that actually sense minute changes in airflow.
Approximately 37-47% of all households in the United States have a dog. (Source: APPA)

Dogs I Have Met

My 1rst Black Lab Mix
​Great Dog! 14 1/2 yrs

​​He was my best friend for 15 years

This guy is pushing 12 years old

Met this elderly lady at the ice cream shop

This sweetheart was all smiles

This pup rides with his human on the motorcycle.

Cookie loves her cookies

Almost 2, King is full of energy

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