8 Facts About Bloodhounds

8 Facts About Bloodhounds

  • Bloodhounds were bred specifically for the tracking of humans.
  • Bloodhounds are known to have tracked using scents that are days old.
  • Due to their large skeletal structure, most of a Bloodhound’s weight is concentrated in its bones.
  • On average the Bloodhound is one of the shortest living of all the recognized pure bred dogs, most usually pass away when they are between six and seven years old.
  • Bloodhounds were first bred in about 1000 AD.
  • The leading cause of death in Bloodhounds is Gastric Dilatation Volvulus, commonly referred to as “bloat”.
  • Famous fictional Bloodhounds: Disney’s Pluto, Augie Doggy and Doggie Daddy, Chuck E. Cheese’s Jasper T. Jowls, Duke from the Beverly Hillbillies, Ladybird from King of the Hill, Huckleberry Hound, Copper in The Fox and the Hound, McGruff the Crime Dog, Bruno from Cinderella, and Trusty from Lady and the Tramp.
  • Under the best conditions, a Bloodhound can detect as few as one or two skin cells.

Dec 02, 2007 | 0 | 8 Facts

8 Facts About American Cocker Spaniels

8 Facts About The American Cocker Spaniel

  • The American Cocker Spaniel was originated in the United Kingdom and brought to Canada and the United States in the 1880’s.
  • The most common cause of death in Cocker Spaniels is cancer and followed closely by that is old age.
  • Famous owners of American Cocker Spaniels: Richard Nixon, Oprah Winfrey, and Albert Staehl.
  • American Cocker Spaniels are the smallest of all the recognized Spaniel breeds.
  • The only fatality in the infamous Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse was an American Cocker Spaniel named Tubby.
  • American Cocker Spaniels and English Cocker Spaniels are the only Spaniel breeds allowed to compete together in authorized Cocker Field Trials in the United States.
  • Until the creation of the English Cocker Spaniel designation in the 1930’s, the American Cocker Spaniel was referred to as just “Cocker Spaniel”, it was changed to emphasize the differences between the two breeding lines.
  • American Cocker Spaniels on the screen: Lucky Bundy from Married… With Children, Lady from Lady and the Tramp, and the dog from the original Coppertone commercial.

Nov 12, 2007 | 0 | 8 Facts

8 Facts About Chinese Crested Terriers

8 Facts About Chinese Crested Terriers

  • Though when seen some people think they are entirely different breeds, both the hairless and powderpuff varieties of Chinese Crested Terriers can be born in the same litter.
  • A number of Chinese Crested Terriers have won the title of World’s Ugliest Dog, despite this there is quite a following of them among dog lovers.
  • Most of a Chinese Crested Terrier’s teeth are pointy, similar to their canines.
  • Chinese Crested Terriers have been associated with China since the 13th century, but appear to have their origins in Africa.
  • Early Chinese Crested Terriers were used as rat catchers, especially on ships.
  • The Chinese Crested Terrier was first recognized by the UK Kennel Club in 1981 and by the American Kennel Club in 1991.
  • Famous burlesque entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee owned a great number of Chinese Crested Terriers and is partly responsible for increasing awareness of the breed.
  • Famous fictional Chinese Crested Terriers: Halston in Ugly Betty, Fluffy in 102 Dalmatians, Renaldo in the movie New York Minute, and Krull in the movie How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days.

Nov 10, 2007 | 0 | 8 Facts

8 Facts About Poodles

8 Facts About Poodles

  • The country of origin of the poodle breed is France.
  • Poodles are classified as a retriever.
  • The Labradoodle, a result of Labrador Retriever and Poodle cross breeding, was first bred purposefully in Australia in 1989.
  • The name Poodle comes from a German word that loosely translates to mean “splashing dog”.
  • The most common disease reported to the Poodle Health Registry: Addison’s Disease.
  • Famous Poodle owners: “Weird Al” Yankovic, Elvira “Mistress of the Dark”, John Steinbeck, Gertrude Stein, and Winston Churchill.
  • Poodles come in three classifications: Standard, Miniature, and Toy. A fourth classification, “Tea Cup”, is not officially recognized.
  • Poodles on the screen: Cleo from Clifford The Red Dog, Daphne from Look Who’s Talking (3rd movie), Fifi from the Rugrats, Foo-Foo from The Muppet Show, Georgette from Oliver and Company, Puff from The Proud Family, and Butch from Best In Show.