A hound is faster than a horse.
At one of the British stadiums greyhound named Just Legend has left no chance to a stallion named Tiny Tim on the track of 400 meters. In the first part of the race a horse and a dog were running at the same speed, but at the middle of the road Just Legend suddenly made a great breakthrough. The result of the winner - 23 and a half seconds, which is almost two seconds less than the opponent.
The oldest breeds.
The most old breeds appeared to be Shar-pei, Pekingese and Siberian Husky. And the Pharaoh's dog, who's images can be found with some Egyptian antiquities - is actually a modern breed, "updated" in the last century.
The Aztecs of ancient Mexico were breeding Chihuahuas (another very old breed) as a food for larger predators, which they were keeping in their zoos.
For each one of us has his own dog is the most intelligent, beautiful, kind. Why should I care for the most difficult tricks, performed by the most well trained police dog, when my own pup in the moments of my bad mood, can come and just put his head on my knees, like he is saying: "Do not be sad, I'm with you!" But the Big Science does not recognize the sentimental feelings, driven by this principles Canadian Professor Stanley Coren decided to develop a methodology for determining a dog's intelligence. The result of his tireless work was "intelligent" rating of dogs. So which dogs were honored to received the title of "The Most Intelligent"?
"Oh, Mom, I want a dog... Please... Maybe small dog... Please... I'll be a good boy... Please... " And you almost physically feel like collapsing the familiar and calm way of your life and with it all floor vases, fig trees in tubs also running down. You feel like carpets are exploding and furniture is cracking... But does this proper life worth the joy and happiness of your child? And then, after forty years you will complain that your adult daughter rarely comes to see you when you're in it so desperately needs. In this life all things are too interconnected ...
Harry Truman used to say: "If you want a friend in Washington, get yourself a dog". Of-course, it's just an ironic quote, but it will not only make us to smile, it will make us to think. For true it is - since humans domesticated dogs they got themselves a unique opportunity to experience the purest friendship one can ever imagine. Loyal and faithful dog's character became a legend allover the World and nowadays there is no one who can deny - dogs are best men's friends. Truly, this is not only a words and this is not only novels and movies makes us to believe, that a Dog - is one of the best things happened to people ever. There are millions of true stories happened for real, told by people, written in the newspapers, picturing excellence of our dog's friendship and devotion. Here is only one of those: a story of Bobby - the most famous dog of Scotland.