Euro Puppy's Blog

World's Best Tracker Dog:

October 19, 2007 by ann

The best tracker was recorded in 1925, and the record is still held by the Doberman Pinscher named "Sauer", trained by Detective-Sergeant Herbert Kruger. Sauer tracked a stock thief 100 miles (161 km) across the vast Great Karroo, in South Africa by scent alone. Did you know that a man named Louis Doberman, a German tax-collector, first bred the Doberman breed in the late 1860s to protect him while he worked?

Two stunning Dobermans...

Doberman Pinschers

Dog Quotes # 4

October 18, 2007 by ann


"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it all, is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." - Edward Hoagland



Dog Proverbs # 4

October 17, 2007 by ann


"The dog wags his tail, not for you, but for your bread." - Portuguese Proverb




Popular Paws # 5: Akita Inu

October 15, 2007 by ann

Akita Inu: "Gin" from Silver Fang (1986)

This is a story of an Akita Inu pup called Gin (Japanese for "silver") who leaves his owner, to join a pack of dogs. The pack gathers strong dogs from all over Japan to fight a deranged bear and his minions. The Japanese Cartoon: Silver Fang, was inspired by a news article which told of hunting dogs that had been abandoned by their masters and had begun living as wild animals...

Akita Inu:Gin

World's Tallest Dog:

October 12, 2007 by ann

World’s tallest dog..... The tallest dog on record was a Great Dane, named Shamgret Danzas. He was 42 inches (1 meter 7 cm) tall at the shoulder and weighed 238 lbs (108 Kg).

And so we are believers.....

and so we are believers....

These days however, the record of the World's tallest dog is held by Gibson, also a Great Dane. Check out the Youtube video of him!

World's Smallest Dog:

October 12, 2007 by ann

World’s smallest dog..... The smallest dog in history was a tiny Yorkshire Terrier from Blackburn, England. At two years of age and fully grown this little dude was an incredible 2.5 inches (6.35 cm) tall by 3.75 inches (9.5cm) long! He weighed only 4 ounces (113grams)! He was approximately the size of a matchbox.

Gotta love that face....


World's Largest Dog:

October 11, 2007 by ann

World’s largest dog..... The world's heaviest as well as longest dog ever recorded was an Old English Mastiff named Zorba. In 1989, Zorba weighed 343 lbs (156 Kg) and was 8 feet 3 inches ( 2meters, 51 cm ) long from nose to tail!

A perfect example of this mammoth-sized breed....


Dog Quotes #1-3

October 10, 2007 by ann


"Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does this - a dog does not change a bone with another." - Adam Smith

 "If your dog doesn't like someone you probably shouldn't either." - Unknown

"If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater. . . suggest that he wear a tail." - Fran Lebowitz




Dog Proverbs #1-3

October 9, 2007 by ann


"The dog's kennel is not the place to keep a sausage." - Danish Proverb

"To live long: eat like a cat, drink like a dog." - German Proverb

"Three things best to avoid: a strange dog, a flood, and a man who thinks he is wise." - Welsh Proverb


Popular Paws # 4: American Pitbull Terrier

October 7, 2007 by ann

American Pitbull Terrier: "Arnold", from the Loony Toons.

"Arnold" the American Pitbull is a supporting character on Tiny Toon Adventures. He's a white Pitbull Terrier, who is very muscular and wears a pair of shades. He is one of the few characters on Tiny Toons, although not directly modelled after another existing Warner Brothers character...