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A dog was killed by a meteor at Nakhla, Egypt, in 1911.

The Antpitta avis canis Ridgley is a bird species that barks like a dog.

The Dalmatian dog is named for the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, where it is believed to have been originally bred.

Boxers were named after their habit of playing. At the beginning of play with another dog, a Boxer will stand on his hind legs and 'box' at his opponent.

All dogs are the descendant of the wolf that lived in eastern Asia about 15,000 years ago.

The name of the Taco Bell dog is Gidget.

The real name of Toto the dog in "The Wizard Of Oz" was Terry.

A dog by the name of Laika was launched into space aboard the Russian spacecraft Sputnik 2 in 1957.

In England, the most commonly used guide dog for the blind is the Yellow Labrador Retriever.

Dogs sweat through the pads of their feet.

Philip Gilbert Hamerton, English art writer and landscape painter, noted, "If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering, outspoken, honest fellow — but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much."

The dog name “Fido” is from Latin and means “fidelity.”

An city dog lives on average three years longer than an country dog.

A dog's nose has over 200 scent receiving cells.

The greyhound breed was developed in Egypt about 5,000 years ago.

Marie Antoinette’s dog was a spaniel named Thisbe.

There is a doggy disco held in Italy every year where owners can dance with their dogs.

21% of dogs and 7% of cats snore.

Greyhounds have the best eyesight of any breed of dog. Today the dog is widely used in racing.

The ingredient Theobromine in chocolate can be lethal to dogs.

33 percent of dog owners admit that they talk to their dogs on the phone or leave them messages on an answering machine. © 2002-2006 All Trivia Game, Claremont California, 91711