Worlds largest dog..... The worlds
heaviest as well as longest dog ever recorded was an
Old English Mastiff named Zorba. In 1989, Zorba weighed
343 lbs and was 8 feet 3 inches long from nose to tail!
Worlds tallest dog..... The tallest
dog on record was named Shamgret Danzas. He was 42 inches
tall (at the shoulder!) and weighed 238 lbs.
Worlds smallest dog..... The smallest
dog in history was a tiny Yorkie from Blackburn, England.
At two years of age and fully grown this little dude
was an incredible 2.5 inches tall by 3.75 inches long!
He weighed only 4 ounces! HE was approximately the size
of a matchbox.
Worlds oldest dog..... The oldest dog
that has been reliably documented was an Australian
cattle-dog named Bluey. He was put to sleep at the age
of 29 years and 5 months!
Worlds Best Drug Sniffing Dogs.....A
US Customs Labrador named "Snag" has made
118 drug seizures worth a canine record $810 million.
The greatest number of drug seizures by dogs is 969
in 1988. IN ONE YEAR! The team of "Rocky"
and "Barco" patrolled the Texas and Mexico
border, alias "Cocaine Alley." They were so
good that Mexican drug lords put a price of $30,000
dollars on their heads.
All dogs, from the German Shepherd to
the tiny Poodle, are direct descendants of wolves. They
can all breed together and produce fertile offspring.
Technically they are of the same species.
Dogs can very easily regurgitate. In
fact, after eating wolves can travel significant distances
back to their dens and regurgitate the food at will
to feed their pups!
Dogs can see color but it is not as
vivid a color scheme as we see. It is much like our
vision at twilight.
Some authorities estimate that some
dogs sense of olfaction (smelling) is as high as 1 million
times greater than ours