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What do you know about Dogs?

    There are more than 150 dog breeds, divided into 8 classes: sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy, non-sporting, herding, and miscellaneous
  • Dogs can vary in size from a 36 inch, 150+ lb. Great Dane to a 2 lb. Chihuahua
  • The average dog lives 10-14 years
    Smaller dogs tend to live longer than larger dogs
    Dogs who are spayed/neutered tend to live longer
  • Puppies and kittens can be adopted as early as 8 weeks of age. Until then, they should stay with their moms and littermates
  • Dogs reach full size between 12 and 24 months of age
  • About 1/3 of the dogs that are surrendered to animal shelters are purebred dogs
  • Bichons, Portuguese Water Dogs, Kerry Blue Terriers, Maltese and Poodles shed less than other dogs (may be good choices for families with allergies)
  • Obesity is one of the top health problems for dogs

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