That's right, 2018 is the Chinese Year of the Dog. Even if you already own a dog, you probably didn't know some of these amazing and interesting facts about them:
- Dr. Roger Mugford invented the "wagometer" which was a device that claimed to determine a dog's mood by measuring the wag of its tail. Can this really be done? Only dog-owners know...
- There is a dog that cannot bark! It's the Besenji breed, but they can yodel.
- A dog's sense of smell is 10,000 times stronger than a human's sense of smell!
- There a more than 150 dog breeds, divided into 8 classes: sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy, non-sporting, herding, and miscellaneous.
- When a puppy is born, he is deaf, blind, and toothless.
- The Norwegian Lundehund has six toes on each foot!
- The Newfoundland breed has webbed feet - helping them be good swimmers.
- The most popular dog name is Max.
Happy New Year!