A dog is a friend of man! This is an indisputable fact. For the first time, these animals were domesticated in time immemorial, and for innumerable centuries they are faithful companions and
friends for people around the world. Clever, loyal, brave, they will never betray
the owner, no matter what the dog is talking about - the decorative chihuahua or the huge and powerful
The genetic structure of Eskimo sled dogs is so ancient and unique that it has
more common with wild Australian dingo dogs than with wolves or dogs of any
After the Communists came to power in China, domestic dogs were seen as bourgeois
luxury, therefore it was forbidden to start them. In the mid-1990s, the ban was lifted, and
the Chinese began to acquire dogs en masse as a symbol of high wealth. Now in the country
More than 30 million dogs live (facts about China).
In Muslim countries, dogs are hostile - even where they are not prohibited
keep at home, pets cannot be walked in public or appear with them in
transport. In the Maldives, for example, dogs are generally banned (facts about the Maldives).
The height of dogs of various breeds at the withers can vary from a dozen centimeters, as in
chihuahua, almost a meter, like an Irish wolfhound or mastiff.
To date, there are more than 500 dog breeds in the world, and breeding work in this
The Great Dane is the record holder for growth among dogs - its height at the withers was 109
cm with a weight of 111 kg and a body length of 221 cm.
Dogs distinguish colors almost as well as humans, although their spectrum is somewhat biased. Like
color blind, they do not distinguish between red and orange colors, but they see shades better than people
gray (facts about vision).
All dogs have a wonderful sense of smell, but some of them are real trackers.
For example, bloodhounds can take a track left 100 hours ago, and in the 1920s in Africa
Doberman Pinscher pursued a thief 160 kilometers.