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Fun Pet Facts

There are over 77 million cats in the United States. There are 65 million dogs.

There are more than 9,000 species of birds, but Parakeets, canaries and finches are the most popular species for pets.

Max is the most popular name for dogs in the U.S., U.K. and Australia.

Dogs can in fact see in color, but not as well as humans. However, they probably can’t see red or green.

Studies have shown that cats have better memories than dogs, monkeys or orangutans.

The world’s first space astronaut was a Russian dog named Laikia.

Nearly 94 percent of pet owners say their animal pal makes them smile more than once a day.


Fun Laborador Facts


* Labrador Retrievers, or Labs for short, are considered the most popular breed of dog in the United States and many other countries.

* Their intelligence and good temperament make Labs a very popular breed of working dog. Labs are trained to become assistance, police, military, rescue and detection dogs.

* Native to the island of Newfoundland, the early Lab was called the St. John’s dog. In the 1800s, St. John’s dogs were crossed with other sporting breeds and became known as the Labrador Retriever.

* Labs were bred for retrieving in a water environment and as companions in waterfowl hunting. Their otter-like tail and webbed toes make Labs great swimmers.

* There are two lines of Labs: English and American. English Labs are shorter and stockier compared to their American counterparts.

* There are three well recognized colors of Labs: black, yellow and chocolate.

* Labs tend to shed their coat twice a year or regularly throughout the yeat in temperate climates. Labs shed quite a bit.

* There are several famous Labs and they include:

Endal, a service dog in England who was the first dog to ride on the London Eye. He has been interviewed by hundreds of media crews from several different countries.

Jake, a black Lab who worked in Ground Zero in search of survivors in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks.

Luckyand Flo, the twin black Labs who detect
counterfeit products. They detected nearly 2 million pirated DVDs in 2007 and
appeared on NBC’s today Show to demonstrate their talent.

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton had two labs: Buddy and Seamus.

Russian President Vladimir Putin had a pet Labrador named Koni.

Fun Weimeraner Facts


*The Eisenhower’s Weimeraner “Heidi” lived in the White House with the first family.

*The Weimeraner is a close relative of the German Shorthaired Pointer.

*Weimeraners originated in Germany in the early 19th century.

*The breed was originally known as the Weimer Pointer.

*Weimeraners are nicknamed “the grey ghost” due to their shift in coat color during different light conditions and their quiet, stealthy movement.

Fun Basenji Facts


*The Basenji, whose name means Bush Thing, is one of the most ancient breeds of dog.

*Dogs resembling Basenjis are depicted on the tombs of Egyptian Pharoahs dating back to 3600 BC.

*Basenjis originated in the African Congo where they are still used by pygmies to hunt lions.

*While Basenjis are known as the African barkless dog, they are by no means silent. They are usually very quiet, but can yodel or baroo when they are happy to see you. If they are displeased, they do whine and grumble.

*They have a strong prey drive and will chase anything that moves: other dogs, cats, rabbits, squirrels, birds, etc. Lure coursing is the sport of choice.

*Like cats, Basenjis like to lick themselves clean. They shed very little and have no undercoat, so they do not tolerate the cold very well. They tend to find the sunniest spot to take a nap.

*Basenjis love to play and play. They act like puppies even into old age. They are very comical to watch and provide entertainment for their owners.

*Basenjis are very intelligent and quick learners but that does not make them easy to train. They are very independent and usually have an agenda of their own.

* The Basenji may be the only breed where their owners brag about the destruction they wreak. New owners quickly learn to put dirty clothes in the hamper, the remote in a drawer and the garbage behind a closed door. They also learn that a tired dog is a good dog.