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.
Back in 1946, a British fox terrier named Ben won international acclaim for his ability to say the phrase, “I want one”, evidently expressing desire for a cup of tea, a biscuit and other doggy treats. His voice was described as “dark brown” and “a rich baritone”, low-pitched and authoritative. Ben used different tones of voice in making his requests, “from the wheedling note to the gruff, demanding one”.
Dosha, a 10-month-old pit bull mix living with her master in Clearlake, California, had a really bad day on April 15, 2003. That morning, she jumped a fence to escape her yard and was subsequently hit by a pickup truck. Dosha was glassy-eyed and limp when the police arrived. Thinking that the dog was fatally wounded, the cop shot Dosha in the head, just below her right eye, to put her out of her misery. Animal control arrived and put what they thought was a carcass in a plastic bag. They transported Dosha back to the dog pound and loaded her into a freezer. Two hours later, a worker opened the freezer to find Dosha sitting up, still in the bag.
Dogs will sometimes fake being sick to get attention.