I watched a movie last night with friends entitled UNDERDOG by Walt Disney Production. That was a good movie especially for kids. It has a moral value about friendship and family. It's really worth watching for.
It happened that yesterday I also read an article in the Enquirer magazine about Man's Best Friend, the Dogs.
I love animals. Back in the Philippines, I have three dogs. Since the other one gave birth to five dogs, I supposed to have 8 dogs now. My brother gave away 2 dogs so I have now 6 dogs. They are supposed to gave away four newly birth dogs, but my husband said that he wanted to keep three.
Back to this article which I read yesterday, it's really quite interesting. For dog lovers here are some information about Man's Best Friend.
Are most dogs right-pawed or do they favor their left paw? Which pooches bark the most? Which breeds are the brightest? Augustus Brown's fascinating new book, "Play It Again, Tom"- tells you everything you never knew about man's best friend.
Male dogs tend to be left-pawed, which females favor their front right paw.
Dogs prefer Bach to Britney. A study looked at the way hundreds of distressed rescue dogs reacted to different kind of music: Spears did nothing to calm them, heavy metal and grunge music made the dogs even more agitated. They relaxed and enjoyed themselves most when they heard classical music-Bach, in particular.
The ten brightest breeds of dog- ranked according to their ability to learn and follow commands are:
1) Border Collie; 2) poodle; 3)German shepherd; 4)golden retriever; 5)Doberman pinscher; 6)Shetland sheepdog; 7)Labrador retriever; 8) papillon; 9) Rottweiler 10) Australian cattle dog.
Dogs can smell human fingerprints that are a week old. Their noses are so sensitive they can even smell electricity.
A dog's barks last, on average, for 0.2 seconds each. A beagle- one of the "barkingest" breeds- was once recorded barking 907 times in 10 minutes. Some dogs are more likely than others to be guilty of excessive barking. Highest ranking breeds: Yorkshire terrier, Cairn terrier, miniature schnauzer, West Highland white terrier, fox terrier and beagle.
Dogs can tell the time. During his famous experiments, the Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov trained dog to expect to receive food every half-hour. But when he failed to give them anything, they still started salivating after about 30 minutes.
Contrary to the familiar saying, old dogs CAN learn new tricks- provided they are following a healthy lifestyle. A study discovered that when elderly beagles were fed well and exercised regularly, they were able to learn a whole range of new tasks.
DOGS ARE NOT COLORBLIND. But they don't see the range of colors other species, such as humans, do. Their world is predominantly made up of yellows and blues.
A dog has 40 times more of its brain devoted to smell than we do. Its sense of smell is believed to be 100,000 times better than a human's. That is the equivalent of smelling one bad apple in two billion barrels.
Dogs can detect odors that are up to 40 feet underground. They have been used to detect leaky gas pipes and termite infestations.
They are able to hear sounds 250 yards away that a human would only detect at 25 yards.
Dogs sweat through their feet. This is why, during hot weather, they leave damp patches where they have been standing.
The oldest dog on record was an Australian cattle dog called Bluey. He was put to sleep at the age of 29 years and 5 months.
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