The Basenji, a dog that is used for hunting and tracking and originally comes from the Democratic republic of Congo is the only dog in the world that doesn’t bark.
The Tibetan mastiff, originates from the nomadic peoples in places like China, Mongolia, India and Nepal and was bred to protect sheep. It is the most expensive dog so in the world going for the princely sum of 1.5 million dollars. One should to bear in mind, you do get a lot of dog for the money as a fully grown one weighs in at around 20 stone ( 286lbs )
The Low chen was once the rarest breed in the world, has no undercoat and has a price tag of around $8000
The tallest dog in the world was a Great Dane called Zeus who was 1118 metres ( 44inches ) tall and when he was standing on his hind legs he was 2.23 metres ( 7 feet 4inches ) tall.
The fastest breed is the greyhound which can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. In 2014 an Australian dog called Shakey Jakey covered 520 metres in 29 seconds
The Dicken medal was instigated in 1943 by Maria Dicken the founder of the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) and is awarded to animals for conspicuous gallantry and devotion the task, commonly known as the animals VC it has been awarded 66 times to 32pigeons, 29dogs, 4horses and 1cat. For those unfamiliar with the term VC, it stands for Victoria Cross considered to be be the worlds highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy due to its rarity. In the 153 years since it’s inception it has only been awarded 1358 times.
The poodle is generally considered to be a French breed, this is incorrect this dog originally comes from Germany
The Saluki is one of the world’s oldest breeds, evidence shows in was around in 6000 BC.
We have been domesticating cats and dogs for in excess of 10000 years
The voice of the gay dog Sparky in the US satirical tv show is actually George Clooney
I very much believe in rescuing animals not buying them.