We know you know dogs, but like any subject you’re passionate about there are some things that slip by even the most valiant of fans. So today, on this cool woof Wednesday, we’re going to share with you five facts about dogs you probably never knew about.
5) Disco Dancing
From 2006 on, dogs and their owners are actually judged in some dog competitions world wide. And, yes, you guessed it, for their dancing skills. They are judged, just like pairs figure skaters on timing, synchronisity and feel for the music…as well as talent.
Italy has taken this one step further by having an annual dog disco where dogs and owners can dance the night away.
4) University Degree For Dogs?
The answer is yes if you’re a truffle hunter. The truffle hunting dog, Lagotto Romagnolo is bred exclusively for truffle hunting (the dogs don’t eat the truffles they find, pigs).
The course at the University of Truffle Hunting Dogs can take up to four years to complete for the dogs and their handlers. Once graduated, these dogs are highly trained and highly sought after. They are often the target of thieves because of their value.
3) Bark Free Zone
The Basenji, a dog from Central Africa, cannot bark. In fact, he’s the only breed of dog that doesn’t bark.
Before you start thinking you have the perfect dog for an apartment where dogs aren’t allowed, he does make sound. He makes a yodeling sound when excited. The dog is prized for his hunting skills, and we say for his adorable curled tail.
2) Barking Sand Beach
On the lush Hawaiian island of Kauai, there does indeed exist a beach called Barking Sands Beach. If you think this is just a quirky name, think again.
Barking Sands Beach is one of the singing beaches, where the dry sand grains squeak or make barking sounds when you rub it with your feet. Pretty nifty, and worth a trip to Hawaii.
1) Not Tonight Dear…
If you have an unspayed dog and want to breed her, that time comes twice a year.
The female dog only goes into heat twice a year, and then for only twenty days. Hey, she has better things to do the rest of the year than find herself a man! Dogs are so modern.
So there you have it, five fab facts about dogs you never knew.