Ellen Britt for CNT #wooftips
Just when you thought you had heard everything there is to know about dogs, here we come again with more fun facts:
One – Dogs prefer to poop in a direction that is in alignment with the earth’s magnetic field!
Two – The origin of the spiked dog collar was not to signify an aggressive dog, but was developed in ancient Greece to protect the dog’s throat from wolf attacks.
Three – In Russia, there are stray dogs who have learned to take advantage of the subway system, riding and getting off at favorite stops where they know they can get food.
Four – The world’s oldest dog breed is the Saluki, appearing in ancient Egyptian tombs dating back to 2100 B.C.
Five – The country with the world’s highest pet dog population is the United States, with pet dogs numbering approximately 75.8 million canines.
By Ellen Britt
Dr. Ellen Britt has loved dogs since she was a child. She is particularly fond of the Northern breeds, especially Alaskan Malamutes. Ellen worked as a PA in Emergency and Occupational Medicine for two decades and holds a doctorate (Ed.D.) in biology.