Week of August 28th – Interesting Dog facts!

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The popular name for a dog in the United States is Max.

The American Kennel Club says the Labrador retriever is the most popular dog in America for the 20th straight year.

Spuds McKenzie was  Budweiser’s mascot in the late ’80s. Known as the “original party dog,”  Spuds was actually a female. Gasp! Once word broke, it caused a bit of a scandal but did little to stop Spuds’ popularity.   Spuds real name was Honey Tree Evil Eye.

Twenty-three Presidents have owned a dog in office.

According to the Guinness Book of Records, “Giant George is the Tallest Dog.  George is seven feet and three inches from head to tail and weighing 245 pounds, he’s not just a Great Dane; he’s the ‘greatest’ Dane!

The first dog to win the Westminister Dog Show was a Fox Terrier (smooth) named Champion Warren Remedy in 1907.

The collies who portrayed Lassie  in the old television show were male and were bred a little larger than normal, so that the child actors could grow without anybody noticing too much. And all the Lassies have had canine buddies on set to keep them happy — during one film, two miniature poodles named Buttons and Bows kept the star canine company.

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