Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Dog's Facts

Dogs vary greatly from breed to breed.

The smallest breed is the Chihuahua. It weighs only 4 pounds and is 5 inches high at the shoulders.

The tallest breed is the Irish wolfhound. It is about thirty-nine inches tall at the shoulder.

The St. Bernard is the heaviest dog. It can weigh about 200 pounds.

The Yorkshire terrier has hair that can be two feet long while other breeds may have no hair at all such as the Mexican hairless. The fur may be curly or straight.

Some dogs have two coats. The outer coat is long guard hairs and the undercoat is shorter and fluffy. These two coats protect the dog against rain and snow. Some dogs have a long muzzle while others have flat faces such as the Pug. Many breeds have pointed ears that stand up. Others and pendulous ears than hang down. Some dogs have long legs such as the greyhound. Others are extremely short such as the basset hound and the dachshund. The chow chow even has a black tongue.

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