Did you know?

33 percent of dog owners admit that they talk to their dogs on the phone or leave messages on an answering machine while away.

The common belief that dogs are color blind is false. Dogs can see color, but it is not as vivid a color scheme as we see. They distinguish between blue, yellow, and gray, but probably do not see red and green. This is much like our vision at twilight.

An estimated 1 million dogs in the United States have been named the primary beneficiary in their owner's will.

The dachshund is one of the oldest dog breeds in history (dating back to ancient Egypt.) The name comes from one of its earliest uses - hunting badgers. In German, Dachs means "badger," Hund is "hound."