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Animal of the Month: the dog

This August, to celebrate our Animal of the Month, we explore interesting facts and different breeds of dogs as well as tips for keeping your dog cool in the summer! 

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Five interesting facts about dogs:

1. Dogs sweat through the pads of their feet.

2. If a dog isn’t spayed or neutered, a female dog, her mate and their offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in 6 years.

3. Dogs can vary in size from a 36 inch (150+ lb.) Great Dane to a 2 lb. Chihuahua.

4. Nearly all but two breeds of dogs have pink tongues: the Chow Chow and the Shar-pei both have black tongues.

5. All dogs, regardless of breed, are direct descendants of wolves and technically of the same species.


Top breeds of dog in the UK

1.  The Labrador Retriever

2. French Bulldog

3. The Cocker Spaniel

4. The Pug

5. The English Springer Spaniel

6. The Bulldog

7. The Golden Retriever

8. The German Shepherd Dog

9. The Dachshund (miniature smooth-haired)

10. The Miniature Schnauzer



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