Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Doggie Facts....Did You Know..

- World's heaviest as well as longest dog ever recorded was an Old English Mastiff named Zorba. In 1989, Zorba weightd 343 lbs and was 8'3" long from nose to tail!

- World's tallest dog on record was named Shamgret Danzas. He was 42" tall (at the shoulder) and weighed 238 lbs.

- World's smallest dog was a tiny Yorkie from Blackburn, England. At two years old and fully grown, this little dude was 2.5 inches tall by 3.75 inches long! He weighed only 4 ounces and was approximately the size of a matchbox.

- Worlds oldest dog that has been reliably documented was an Australian cattle-dog named Bluey. He passed away at the age of 29 years and 5 months.

- Worlds Best Drug Sniffing Dog...A U.S. Customs Labrador names "Snag" has made 118 drug seizures worth a canine record $810 million. The greatest number of drug seizures by dogs is 969 in 1988...all in one year. The team of "Rocky" and "Barco" patrolled the Texas and Mexico border, alias "Cocaine Alley". They were so good that Mexican drug lords put a price of $30,000 on their heads.

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