Dogs have ‘Eureka moments‘ and enjoy the experience of solving a problem in order to obtain a reward.
Laika, the first dog in space, did not die peacefully of poison after six days as initially reported, but rather within seven hours of launch, likely due to overheating caused by a faulty temperature control system. The russians acknowledge the importance of laika several times over including a statue.
Dogs have a bacteria on their paws that make them smell like corn chips, which is commonly referred to as “Frito Feet.”
Dogs sneeze to communicate to other dogs that they’re not being aggressive.
Firefighters would hide in Ground Zero rubble so that dogs could find “survivors”. Constantly finding bodies was leading to high stress in the dogs as they thought they were failing.
A dog called Bobbie traveled over 2,500 miles across America to get back to his owners after being accidentally abandoned.
A golden retriever has been caught on camera trying to save fish stranded on land. The cameraman was criticized for not taking a similar action.
Abraham Lincoln’s loyal dog Fido was also needlessly murdered shortly after the President’s assassination.
In 1860′s San Francisco, two stray dogs who were best friends became local celebrities. Their exploits were celebrated in local papers and they were granted immunity from the city’s dog catchers.
Google prefers dogs to cats. Their code of conduct specifically states that they are a dog company.