101 Amazing Facts About Dogs by Jack Goldstein

By Jack Goldstein

Were you aware that during medieval occasions canines have been recognized to have followed their masters into conflict donning fits of armour? Or that the Rhodesian Ridgeback was once first bred to struggle lions? This really good quick-read publication featured over 100 proof approximately canines cut up into different types reminiscent of evolution, health and wellbeing, behaviour, list breakers and lots of extra. So with the intention to understand who the heaviest puppy ever to have lived used to be, or what the wagometer was once invented for, then this can be the booklet for you! locate the data you will want, quickly.

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The Havanese dates back to the 18th or 19th century, but its popularity suffered in its homeland of Cuba following the revolution, as often happens to the favoured companions of the ousted regime. It has recently become better known in the United States and Great Britain. 5kg (7–8lb), 25–30cm (10–12in) Average TRAINING Time-consuming COLOURS Usually black or grey, but also silver, red, black and tan, or beige, sometimes with white patches SIZE GROOMING The comical look of this breed is best summed up by its other name: Monkey Dog.

In some hospitals, in special circumstances, even children receiving chemotherapy may have canine visitors. C H A N G I N G RO L E S 45 in Japan in 1995, dog Following either trainers began training natural or man-made family pets to help track disasters, dogs are down the missing. often used in Other uses for search and rescue. dogs include In mountainous sniffing out land regions, search and mines, guns, drugs, illicit Detecting banned goods rescue dogs need good chemicals, and illegal Sniffer dogs like this Shetland insulation, physical Sheepdog help to enforce import laws immigrants.

44 T H E D O M E S T I C AT E D D O G Assistance dogs for disabled people, usually Golden Retrievers, are trained to help people who are restricted to wheelchairs. They do so by picking up items from the floor that their owners can’t reach, reaching up with a paw to turn on light switches, even taking laundry out of a washing machine. Hearing dogs act as ears for deaf people, using physical contact to tell the deaf owner that, for example, the baby is crying or someone is knocking at the door. I’ve been involved with a hearingdog organization since its inception.

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