No one can win hearts like man’s best friend and in honor of this bond between man and canine, Dog Day is celebrated.
Dogs are humans’ most loyal partners, it is undoubtedly true, they are tirelessly selfless and giving whether they are trained dogs or service dogs, or pet dogs. Dogs can be a huge assistance to blind people and emotional therapy to depressed people. A dog is pure joy and their energy is contagious and the Dog Day is an opportunity to give back.
Learn about Dog Day
No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.
Dog Day has been created so that all breeds of dogs are celebrated; mixed and pure. The day helps to galvanize the public so that they can recognize the number of dogs that must be rescued on a yearly basis, from pure breed rescuers, rescues, and public shelters.
Amazing facts about dogs
We should explore some extraordinary facts about dogs to assist you with understanding these astonishing animals. Did you know, for instance, that the best tracker on the planet is the African Hunting Dog? These canines are effective in 50 to 70 percent of their chases. They even hold the Guinness World Record for it. Another Guinness World Record goes to the Saluki for being the most seasoned canine variety. This variety really traces all the way back to 329BC. In those days, in Ancient Egypt, these canines were kept as Royal Pets. There are tales that this variety can be followed back considerably further, as there are carvings situated in the South of Iraq of a canine that looks a lot of like this variety and they can be traced all the way back to 7,000 BC. Pretty mind-blowing, isn’t that so?
Did you realize that canines have three eyelids? This is something many individuals don’t understand about their hairy companions. The third cover is a nictitating film, which is known as a haw. It is significant for guaranteeing the eye is lubricated and secured. There are additionally some unmistakable highlights that are related to explicit types of canines. For example, Shar-Peis and Chow Chows have dark tongues. Additionally, 30% of Dalmatians are hard of hearing in one ear. Likewise, did you realize that if a cheetah and a greyhound were to clash in a significant distance race, a greyhound could win? This is on the grounds that greyhounds gloat excellent significant distance speeds. They can keep up a speed of 35mph for up to seven miles.
NATIONAL DOG DAYS AROUND THE WORLD
|Global||St. Roch’s Day||St. Roch is the Catholic patron saint of dogs who had his life saved by a dog. Countries celebrate by holding special parades where dogs dress up and march.||August 16|
|Nepal||Kuku Tihar||Dogs are decorated with flowery garments to show that they are in everybody’s thoughts.||Day two of the five day Tihar festival, usually October or November|
|China||Birthday of the Dog||As part of the Chinese New Year celebrations, all pets and strays are fed on this day.||Day two of Chinese New Year celebrations|
NATIONAL DOG DAY BY THE NUMBERS
3.3 million – Dogs entering U.S animal shelters every year.
670,000 – Dogs are euthanized in the U.S each year.
1.6 million – Shelter dogs are adopted each year.
620,000 – Stray dogs returned to their owners each year
79 million – Pet dogs in the U.S
44% – Households in the U.S with a pet dog.
23% – Pet dogs acquired via an animal shelter
34% – Pet dogs purchased from a breeder.
25% – Dogs entering animals shelters are purebred
10% – Animals received by shelters are spayed or neutered.
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