National Dog Day

National Dog Day

So today is National Dog Day.

We are a nation of dog lovers, so today this seems appropriate to have a National dog day.  Although at the moment only two members of Family Clan have dogs, Daddy A and daughter M.

A 2007 survey by the University of Bristol found that 26% of UK households owned cats and 31% owned dogs. Of course dogs like humans come in all shapes and sizes from the smallest dog in the World according to the Guinness Book of Records  is a female Chihuahua called Miracle Milly, who measured 9.65 cm (3.8 in) tall on 21 February 2013 and is owned by Vanesa Semler of Dorado, Puerto Rico.

Miracle Milly National Dog Day
Miracle  Milly

Zeus, a Great Dane from Otsego, Michigan, United States, was declared to be the  World’s tallest dog” by the 2013 Guinness Book of World Records. This 3 year old handsome beast measures 44 inches from foot to shoulder and standing on his hind legs, Zeus stretches to 7-foot-4-inch. 

Zeus weighs 155 pounds and eats around 12 cups of food a day. That’s equivalent to one 30-pound bag of food.

Zeus Worlds Tallest Dog Miracle Milly National Dog Day
Zeus Worlds Tallest Dog

Now that its one hungry dog!

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8 thoughts on “National Dog Day

  1. texasinak

    ours definitely aren’t breaking any records. we have a pomchi who is 10 pounds, but definitely not that tiny. we also have an american eskimo who is about 20 pounds. they are so amazing, and always make me laugh

  2. Barbara Handley

    I used to have a lovely Doberman. I miss him a lot. Unfortunately I am not allowed pets where I live now.

  3. Samantha O'D

    We have a dog big dog called Jasper, my sister works for a rehoming charity so most of our family have dogs

  4. Margaret Gallagher

    Been out walking and I’ve just seen a massive dog
    Think his owner was definately struggling to keep hold of him

  5. Maya Russell

    I can’t believe the legs on Zeus! I wonder if his owners are tall too.

    1. Nanna-Jane

      Wouldn’t like to pay for the food bill Maya! x Jane

  6. Margaret Gallagher

    Love miracle millie -she’s tiny
    Another national day I didn’t know about x

  7. Tracy K Nixon

    Ahhhh We have a tiny chihuahua too – she is 9 months and weight a tiny 1 1/2 lbs! She is so energetic though and will walk for miles on her leash every day! I grew up with dogs and would never be without one!

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