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Some Lesser Known Trivia For Dog Lovers

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One of the pleasures of researching the canine world are the seemingly never ending occasions when I say to myself "Well I didn't know that!" Today I have compiled five lesser known pieces of canine trivia that I have stumbled upon.

The Wagometer

In 2003 a canine behaviourist by the name of Dr Roger Mugford created a device known as a wagometer. Dr Mugford claimed that the small device, when strapped to a dog's tail, could help interpret a dog's mood.

An interesting article containing more details about the wagometer that was published in 2003 by The Evening Standard in London can be found here

 

The Year Of The Dog

<p">Those of you born in 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982 and 1994 take a bow! In the Chinese zodiac you were born in the Year Of The Dog. <p">You are considered, in Chinese astrological terms, to be both loyal and discreet but also slightly temperamental!

 

Aztec And Mayan Dog Symbolism

The Mayans and Aztecs considered dogs to be important too and every tenth day was symbolised with our canine friends. Those born under the sign of the dog were believed to possess outstanding leadership skills.

 

A Dog Church Actually Exists

Stephen Huneck, a children's book author, built a Dog Chapel in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, USA in 2001. The inspiring story of Huneck's Dog Chapel and some great pictures of it can be found here

 

A Lesser Known Collective Dog Group Name

When I was a boy I remember being impressed at finding out that the collective name for a group of crows is a murder. You may have known that little fact but did you know that the collective name for a group of Pugs is known as a grumble?

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