International Dog Breeds

Posted by Steven Barnhart on 19th Jan 2021

International Dog Breeds

Interesting tidbits about different breeds.

No matter the breed our dogs are supposedly direct descendants of the wolf.

It has been proven that dogs do see color, just not as clear as humans.

There are only two breed of dogs that do not have pink tongues, the Shar-pei and Chow Chow their tongues are black.

In the United States the top breeds are the Beagle, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Labrador and the Dachshund.

The Basenji breed is the only bark less dog in the world.

There are roughing 150 dog breeds, which make up 8 classes: toy, hound, working, terrier, sporting, non-sporting, herding, and others.

By the way dogs do not sweat via saliva from patting, but rather through the pads of their feet.

Here is a scary stat if a dog isn’t spayed or neutered, a female dog, her mate and their offspring can product 67,000 dogs in 6 years.

Finally the expression being in the  doghouse:

In Chapter 16 of Peter Pan, 1911, J. M. Barrie used a plot device in which the father of the family, Mr. Darling, consigned himself to the dog's kennel as an act of remorse for inadvertently causing his children to be kidnapped.

This appears to be an obvious source for the phrase 'in the doghouse' and several etymologists have confidently stated it to be just that.

International dog breeds

We all know the dog breeds that are around us on a daily basis but what about international breeds?

Spot your favorite breed and see if you know where the breed originated from! 

You may be surprised where some dog breeds are from!

Shout out to 9GAG.com for this infographic!

Dogs From Around The World