"Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun." - Indian Proverb
Beagle: Snoopy, the dog of Charley Brown (created by Charles M. Schultz.) (1950 - )
Snoopy is a fictional character in the long-running comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. He is Charlie Brown's pet beagle. Snoopy began his life in the strip as a fairly ordinary dog, but eventually evolved into perhaps the strip's most dynamic character—and among the most recognizable dog characters in the world of comics. The original drawings of Snoopy were based on Schulz's childhood dogs, Snooky and Spike. Animation producer Bill Melendez voiced both Snoopy and (eventually) Woodstock in numerous television specials from 1965 to 2006.
The Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog:
Nestled within the mysterious mountains of Transylvania and Romania, a rare and wonderful creature has been the companion of proud Romanians for hundreds of years! This rather unusual and generally-unheard of dog is new to both the world and to Euro Puppy! The Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog is a breed of large sheep dogs that originates from the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. Celtic and Tartaric tribes that came to the East brought this cool canine with them and it found a home amongst the Shepherds that even today live in the Transylvanian Mountains. This massive dog – which was officially recognized by the FCI in 2005 - is covered in thick, fluffy white or grayish fur. The eyes are slightly oval and are of a beautiful amber hue that creates a stunning contrast to the pale fur. They look like huge teddy bears!
Most domestic dogs are able to reach speeds of 19 miles per hour (30.5kms per hour), when running flat out. The greyhound, the king of canine speedsters, is capable of reaching speeds of up to 40 miles per hour (64kms per hour)! The greyhound is not only the fastest dog but second only to the Cheetah as the world's fastest animal. The longest jump was also by a greyhound named Bang. He jumped 30 feet (9.14 meters) while chasing a hare at Brecon Lodge, Glouchestershire, England in 1849. He cleared a 4 foot 6 inch ( 1.37 meters ) tall gate and landed on a hard road, damaging his pastern bone.
The stunning look of the Greyhound Speedsters...
"The true genius of their kind, I have come to suspect, is an ability to intuit whatever emotional vacuum that might exist in our lives and to fill this up precisely through a mix of tail wagging and dog breath and unconditional positive regard."- Jim Thornton, Men's Health