International Dog Day 

Dogs are regarded as the loyal protectors of humans who dedicate their lives to our service as trustworthy pals.

Check History, Timeline & Interesting Facts

Significance and History of International Dog Day

Colleen Paige is an animal welfare activist and pet lifestyle expert. She was the one to initiate the celebration of International Dog Day in 2004. Her family adopted their first dog from a local animal shelter on 26th August when Paige was just 10 years old and named it Sheltie.

Dog Evolution Timeline

1. Dog evolution timeline goes back to     5000 B.C

2. Dogs started appearing in Renaissance      art in 1500

3. The American Kennel Club, the oldest       non-profit organization for an all-breed       dog registry was opened in 1884

4. The first school opened to teach dogs       how to help the blind crossroads in       Nashville, Tennessee in 1929

5. “Scooby-Doo”, the popular American       cartoon debuts on CBS in 1969

6. Labrador retrievers were termed the No. 1      dog breed in the 1990s

7. International Dog Day was started by      Colleen Paige on August 26, 2004

International Dog Day Activities

Below are some activities that you can enjoy on World Dog Day with your furry friends:

1. Take your dog for long walks amidst nature. Take your furry friend out to socialize and play with other dogs in the neighborhood parks

2. Adopting a dog is the best way to observe this day. Visit your local animal shelter and choose your new furry friend

3. Show love to your pup on this day and forever. Give them their favourite treats, go for walks, play with them at the park, and cuddle them

Some Facts About Dogs to Amaze You

Below are some activities that you can enjoy on World Dog Day with your furry friends:

– It is said that the shape of its face determines the lifespan of a dog. If a dog has a long face, it means the dog will live longer

– To protect their organs, dogs sleep in a circle. This tradition comes from the fact that dogs were vulnerable to attacks from predators in the wild

– There are over 75 million pet dogs in the U.S. alone, which is more as compared to any other country

– Dogs have an astounding sense of smell as their nose have 300 million receptors, unlike humans, who have 5 million

– A dog’s nose print is unique like the human fingerprint

Why Do You Love International Dog Day

– The International Dog Day is loved by one and all because dogs give company to humans and keep them happy

– The relationship shared by dogs with humans brings positive feelings and a sense of security

– Having a dog at home is like a huge stress buster as they love and comfort their owners

– They soothe you when you are sad. They are like therapy for depressed souls

– Dogs love their owners more than they love themselves. They are happy to see their owners and would do anything to protect them

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