Flying dogs and the stories they lived to tell about
Some of the most amazing stories in history have involved dogs. Here are some of those amazing stories.
1.) Two dogs survived the sinking of Titanic, yes that’s right,two DOGS survived. They escaped on early lifeboats carrying so few people that no one objected. Miss Margaret Hays of New York brought her Pomeranian with her in lifeboat No. 7, while Henry Sleeper Harper of the publishing family boarded boatNo. 3 with his Pekinese, Sun Yat Sen. (Pics)
2.) The Basset hound made famous in the Hush Puppies shoe commercials was named Biggles.
3.) Biggles’ grandson, Mr. Jeffries, earned fame as the dog with the longest ears in the world. His ears measured 11 and ½ inches each and he often tripped over them.
4.) Tia, a 2 year old Neopolitan Mastiff gave birth to the world’s largest litter in 2005. She delivered 24 puppies by Cesarean section. Twenty of them survived, setting another record of the most surviving puppies.
5.) The world’s tallest dog is a Great Dane from Sacramento named Gibson. He measures 7 feet when standing upright.
6.) Andrew Larkey of Sidney Australia, walked 11 dogs at once on leash for one kilometer.
Sleeping with dogs
7.) “Three dog night” (attributed to Australian Aborigines) came about because on especially cold nights these nomadic people needed three dogs (dingos, actually) to keep from freezing.
8.) The real hero of the 1925 Serum Run was really Togo. The 12 year old husky led his sled dog team through 260 miles of blowing Alaskan blizzard to deliver emergency diphtheria serum to Nome. Balto received most of the fame because he led the final 55 miles.
9.) The first search and rescue dog on the scene of the World Trade Center disaster on September 11. 2001, was Bear, an 11 year old Golden Retriever. He began recovery efforts immediately, working 18 hour days in the beginning.
Endal and Allen
10.) Endal, a yellow Lab, helped rehabilitate a Gulf War veteran. He also saved Allen’s life, when Allen was struck by a car and knocked from his wheelchair, unconscious. Endal pulled him into the recovery position, covered him with a blanket and grabbed his cell phone. After no response, he walked to a nearby hotel and raised the alarm.
Doggy Fanny Pack
Dog Fact: Dogs have about 100 different facial expressions, most of them made with the ears. Unfortunately, the likes of bulldogs and pitbulls only have 10, due to their breeding. Therefore, dogs easily get misinterpreted by other dogs and often get into fights.