National Dog Day August 2022: 10 fun facts about our furry friends

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BY: Dinesh !

Every year on August 26th, man's best friend receives the recognition these dogs deserve.

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According to a pet ownership estimate given by the American Veterinary Medical Association, there are more than 48.2 million dogs in the United States.

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According to Pet Keen, the number of dog breeds in the globe ranges from 200 to 500, depending on the kennel club and governing body.

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"The [American Kennel Club] acknowledges only 195 breeds, but the [Federation Cynologique International] officially recognises 360 breeds," the site said in July.

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The Labrador retriever is the most popular dog breed in the United States, and it has topped the AKC's "Most Popular Dog Breed Full Ranking List" for 31 years, according to the AKC.

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According to PBS, scientists believe dogs initially developed from wolves around 130,000 years ago, based on a published DNA research from 1997.

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According to the AKC, the typical lifespan of a medium-sized dog is between 10 and 13 years, and that of a small-sized dog is between 10 and 15 years.

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According to the AKC, the typical lifespan of a medium-sized dog is between 10 and 13 years, and that of a small-sized dog is between 10 and 15 years.

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Guinness World Records recognized her and offered a record holder certificate in May 2022.

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According to Guinness World Records, the world's tallest living dog is Zeus, a two-year-old Great Dane with a standing height of 3 feet, 5.18 inches.

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The world’s smallest living dog is a Chihuahua named Miracle Milly who has a standing height of 3.8 inches, according to Guinness World Records.

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