Welsh folklore says the corgi is the preferred mount of fairy warriors…

corgi_and_fairy_by_sandara_smallWelsh folklore says the corgi is the preferred mount of fairy warriors. There is also a folk legend that says corgis were a gift from the woodland fairies, and that the breed’s markings were left on its coat by fairy harnesses and saddles.

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Dogs turn in circles before lying down b …

dog-sleepingDogs turn in circles before lying down because in the wild this turns long grass into a bed.

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In WWII, the US Army asked Americans…

war_dogsIn WWII, the US Army asked Americans to loan their dogs to the war effort. The dogs’ handlers even sent letters home to their owners for Christmas and to inform them of their dog’s performance throughout the war.

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Nervous dogs wag their tails to the left …

dog_tailNervous dogs wag their tails to the left, and happy dogs to the right (from the dog’s point of view) – and fellow canines pick up on this lop-sided tail language.

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A litter of Labrador retrievers can incl …

labrador-retrieversA litter of Labrador retrievers can include puppies of all the different Labrador colors regardless of the colors of the parent dogs.

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During the Vietnam war, canine units wer …

snipersDuring the Vietnam war, canine units were successful used to track down snipers. The trained dogs could determine the direction of the sound of the bullet, and would lie down with its head pointed at the origin of the gunshot.

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