Former American President Lyndon Johnson may not have been that creative when naming his dogs, but it turned out to be quite innovative – he named his two Beagle pups Him & Her. Brilliant idea!

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With regard to war, humans have been taking advantage of dogs since ancient times – the Romans strapped their canines with armor and made them fight alongside their caregivers in the battlefield! Also, during World War II, the Russians were believed to have armed their dogs with bombs and send them on suicide missions. How cruel!

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The United States has the most number of dogs in the world with France closing in at number 2.

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Over a million dogs in the United States alone have been the main beneficiaries in their owner’s will – talk about unconditional love!

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The largest breed in the world is the Irish Wolfhound, while the smallest is the Chihuahua.

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Dogs were part of ancient history as well. If you go back to Greek mythology, you will hear of the three-headed dog, Cerberus. Taken as a reference it seems, Harry Potter also had Grim to help him with the dearly departed!

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The popular breed for celebrities – Chihuahuas, were first bred in Mexico and got their name from the area they were born in.

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In their hit song, “Money For Nothing”, Dire Straits member Mark Knopfler’s dog began to howl. The result? He was recorded for posterity and even appeared in their MTV hit video!

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We may feel that our pooches can only see like the old movies – in black and white. But this is wrong. They can see in color, but not the entire spectrum of the rainbow but only in blue and yellow tints.

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Want to catch a criminal dog? Take its nose print! Just like humans have unique fingerprints, dogs can be identified through the marks of their nose.

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