They’re fluffy and playful, they yip and bark and are just all-around adorable, and all they want is to be loved. What could we be talking about? That’s right, puppies! Puppy Day celebrates that most adorable of our four-footed friends, the baby canine, and it’s quite possibly the cutest day ever. It doesn’t matter the breed or gender, all puppies are the perfect solution to a terrible day.
They’ll cuddle and crawl and… well, occasionally pee all over everything… but they’re puppies! When Puppy Day comes around, you better be ready for a barking good time, there’s no way to avoid it when the day is about the ultimate ball of heart-melting fluff!
Learn about Puppy Day
The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
Be prepared for an overload of cuteness on Puppy Day! This is the perfect day for dog lovers around the world to show their love and affection for their fluffy friends, although we are sure that most of you do this on a daily basis anyway! They say that a dog is man’s best friend, and there is no denying that there’s no better companion than a dog. They are loyal and they don’t judge; everything that makes the best type of friend!
Of course, this is a day for puppies, but you can celebrate a dog of any age on this day! After all, dogs are always really considered puppies in our hearts, aren’t they? However, if you want to know what is actually classed as a puppy, it is any dog under the age of two-years-old.
History of Puppy Day
Do you know what’s magical and fantastic? Oh right, we’ve already been fanboying about it, haven’t we? That’s right, don’t care! Puppies! Puppies bring the gift of love without boundaries to us, and they’re absolutely determined to be the best friend you’ve ever had.
When you come home from school, that’s all they care about, is that you’re home. Long day at work? Just a big happy ball of fluff coming to see you right at the door, more reliable than the best romantic partner. What’s amazing about the love for puppies is that it spreads across the world, through every culture and every social stratum. Puppies just bring us all together!
Puppy Day was established to bring awareness to the world about puppy mills and how to go about adopting them. Puppy mills are often some of the most horrible establishments, with the females bred until they either can’t conceive, or die giving birth. They’re literally run like a factory, money in, puppies out. Between these heinous establishments and both wild and family dogs remaining unsprayed and unneutered, the population of dogs is getting out of control.
NATIONAL PUPPY DAYS AROUND THE WORLD
|Latvia||Zirgu Diena||Latvia celebrates horses on this day.||January 17|
|Italy||Hedgehog Day||Similar to Groundhog Day, Italy has its own Hedgehog Day.||February 2|
|Poland||Day of help to forest animals||The importance of forests and their animals and the impact of the changing environment is observed on this day.||February 11|
|Japan||Cat Day||Japan celebrates its feline friends.||February 22|
|Thailand||National Elephant Day||The native elephants of Thailand are celebrated on this day.||March 13|
BY THE NUMBERS
15–20 – the number of hours puppies spend sleeping.
1 – the age at which puppies become ‘adults.’
24 – the largest litter born to a mastiff breed dog.
2–4 weeks – the age at which puppies start teething.
10,000 – the number of puppy mills in the U.S
9.4 – the estimated number of puppies per breeding female per year.
2005 – the year when the world’s first canine was cloned.
17 tons – the weight of the giant puppy sculpture in Bilbao, Spain.
38,000 – the number of flowers covering the giant puppy sculpture in Bilbao, Spain.
165,474 – the estimated number of dogs kept solely for breeding purposes in USDA licensed facilities.
1,011,046 – the estimated number of puppies produced by USDA licensed facilities every year.
NATIONAL PUPPY DAY DATES