How much do you know about dogs? Apart from they are best company to keep, they love their humans, they are loyal and I am sure you know a lot but knowledge is endless. There are so much unknown to us, so much about dogs and the universe also. So I am going to educate you a little about dogs. Don’t worry not about the universe too. We are here to discuss our favourite pets not the mysteries of the universe.
Dogs are the descendents of the wolves. Chihuahua to Bull Mastiff they all came from the wolf family. I wonder if humans had not discovered the protection of such beautiful creatures they would still have been dwelling with the wild beasts, looking for food and shelter and dancing around that primitive fire.
Baboons, that pet dogs
Not only humans but recently it has been found that a pack of Hamadryas baboons near Ta-if, Saudi Arabia are kidnapping puppies as pets and keeping them for guarding their pack from other dogs. The puppies that are kidnapped stays with the baboons, migrates with them and protect them from external threats. In return the baboons give them companionship and food, though it has been rumoured that the animals just co-exist instead of having any bonds.
Newfoundland breed, these dogs actually have water resistant coat and webbed feet. Strange? They were actually bred to drag nets for fishermen and save people from drowning.
Navy SEAL dogs
The Navy SEALs are one of the most elite commando units on the planet. The SEALs most important mission was Operation Neptune Spear which was carried out in Pakistan on 2nd May, 2011 which resulted the death of Osama Bin Laden one of the most feared terrorist leaders of the world. Cairo was one of the essential members of the team. A Belgian Malinois dog who are actually a smaller version of our German Shepherd dogs. They are taken to the important missions because it’s easy for their handlers to carry them due to their slight build but they have got 65lbs of muscles and original fangs replaced by titanium fangs to stop a full grown man cold and to pierce the armour, though their titanium fangs are rumours. Truth is these dogs take a lot of hours and dollars to train so when one loses teeth, they replace it with metal teeth, though that’s not the standard procedure.
Google allows dogs
Here is a company that encourages their employees to bring their well-behaving dogs to office. Ill-mannered ones are likely to be left at home. They have a dog policy in their Google code of conduct. It reads, “Google’s affection for our canine friends is an integral facet of our corporate culture. We like cats, but we’re a dog company, so as a general rule we feel cats visiting our offices would be fairly stressed out.” That’s why they are an awesome company!!
Long live dear dogs
It is believed that one human year is equal to seven dog years but this calculation is not always right. Dogs grow quite quickly from a pup to an adult but after that the growth slows down a bit. Small dogs like poodle live up to fifteen years and big hounds like hounds and mastiffs make it merely up to seven- eight years. The longest living Dog was Max a terrier mix from Louisiana who belonged to a sugar cane farmer. He lived for nearly 30 years from 1983 to 18th May 2013.
Muscovites using the subway trains to the city
A stray dog’s life is hard and it is harder when there are too many dogs and little food. In spite of the competition between nearly 35000 dogs they manage to feed themselves. These adaptive dogs have pushed their ability so high to survive the urban surroundings that now they can even go from one place to another using the Moscow Subway System.
They now use the train to travel throughout the city. Even the roughest ones of the group get so well-behaved when travelling by train in order to avoid being kicked out of it. Not only that these super intelligent canines send the cute little pups of the pack to beg food while other tough guys wait away. In order to avoid getting hit by the car they cross the road obeying traffic lights.