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Trivia Time: How well do you know dogs?

  1. Average dog temperature?
  2. Are dogs color blind?
  3. According to the AKC, what is the most popular breed?
  4. What breed is known as the “nanny dogs”?
  5. Where are dogs' sweat glands?
  6. What percentage of households own dogs?
  7. What is the dangerous ingredient in chocolate for dogs?
  8. What is the first thing you should do if you suspect your dog has heat stroke?
  9. How many teeth do dogs have?
  10. What is the age recorded of the oldest living dog?

Let's see how well you did...

  1. A dog’s normal body temperature is 100.5 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. It is a myth that dogs are color blind. They can actually see in color, just not as vividly as humans. It is akin to our vision at dusk.
  3. The ten most popular dogs (AKC, 2007) are in order: Labrador Retriever, Yorkshire Tierrier, German Shepherd,Golden Retriever, Beagle, Boxer, Dachshund, Poodle, Shih Tzu and Bulldong.
  4. Pit bulls were bred to watch over kids - "nanny dogs"!
  5. The only sweat glands a dog has are between the paw pads.
  6. More than 1 in 3 American families own a dog.
  7. Chocolate contains a substance known as theobromine (similar to caffeine) which can kill dogs, or at the very least, make them violently ill.
  8. First thing you do if you suspect your dog of heat stroke is call your vet, then wet the underbelly and feet.
  9. An adult dog has 42 teeth.
  10. The current world record for oldest dog is an Australian Cattle Dog named Bluey, who lived 29 years and 5 months.
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