We all know that dogs are considered man’s best friend, even though there are more cats as pets in the United States. If you have a dog you know that just like us, each canine has his or her own personality and quirks.
Here’s a little trivia about famous dogs in history: According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the smallest dog on record was a Yorkshire Terrier in Great Britain who at the age of 2 weighed just four ounces.
The first living being to travel in space was a mixed breed dog named Laika who orbited the earth in 1957 in Russia's Sputnik. Interestingly enough, John F. Kennedy's terrier Charlie sired four puppies with Laika's daughter Pushinka.
A German shepherd guide dog named Orient led a blind hiker over the entire 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail.
Did you know that Rin Tin Tin signed his own contracts for 22 movies using a paw print?
Toto in the Wizard of Oz was played by a female Cairn terrier named Terry.
The Hush Puppy Basset Hound was named Biggles. Biggles grandson, Mr. Jeffries, earned fame as the dog with the longest ears in the world, measuring 11-and-a-half inches each and he used to trip on them.
Each one of these guys is unique and you can help the Nebraska Humane Society help them and all shelter animals at Walk for the Animals on September 29th. You may sign up, help raise money and then walk the walk with hundreds of other canines and their companions.
Visit nehumanesociety.org for more information or stop by at 8929 Fort Street in Omaha. The NHS is open weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.