The Labrador Retriever has been in the top ten most popular breeds list for more than 30 years in a row, longer than any other breed.

A dog's nose print is one of a kind, much in the same way as a person's fingerprints are.

Dogs are allowed to sleep on their owners' beds in the United States by 45 percent of the population.

Speaking of sleeping... All dogs dream, however puppies and older dogs dream more frequently than adult dogs.

People sign their holiday cards with the name of their pets seventy percent of the time.

The sense of smell in a dog is legendary, but did you know that his nose has up to 300 million receptors? A human nose, on the other hand, has approximately 5 million.

The well-known German Shepherd Rin Tin Tin was put forward for an Academy Award nomination.

The ability of canine noses to detect heat/thermal radiation explains why blind or deaf dogs may still hunt.

There is only one breed, the Beagle, that was among the top five most popular breeds in 1934 that is still among the top five most popular breeds today.

The term Collie derives from the word "black." (Collies were once responsible for the care of black-faced sheep.)

Even dogs are contagious yawners. the sound of a human yawn can cause your dog to yawn. It is also four times more likely to occur when it is the yawn of someone he knows.

The only dog breed named after a made-up person is the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, which was named after a character in Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott.

Dogs sleep curled up in a ball to protect their organs, a habit that comes from when they lived in the wild and were easy prey.

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