Thanks to Burgess site for this info only knew 2 of them myself before reading..... 1. To allow for more flexibility whilst running, a dogs shoulder blades are unattached from the rest of the skeleton. 2. Pekingese and Japanese Chins were considered incredibly important in the ancient Far East. They even had their own servants and were presented as gifts to kings and emperors. Pekingese were worshipped in Chinese temples for centuries. 3. It said that the most dogs ever owned by one person were 5,000 Mastiffs. These dogs were owned by Kublai Khan. 4. It can take around 18 muscles to move a dogs ear. 5. The oldest dog that there is a record of was an Australian cattle dog named Bluey. He lived up to the age of 29 years and 5 months. That is around 160 in human years. 6. Dogs have wet noses to collect more tiny droplets of smelling chemicals in the air. 7. Its thought that Dogs can understand around 150 200 words, including hand signals. This would make them as smart as a two or three year old toddler! 8. Its reported that the Beagle and the Collie are the noisiest dogs while the Akbash Dog and the Basenji are the quietest. 9. The most popular male dog names are Max and Jake. The most popular female dog names are Maggie and Molly 10. The first ever dogs were self-domesticated wolves, which at least 12,000 years ago became attracted to the first sites of permanent human habitation. 11. Dalmatians are completely white at birth. 12. A puppy is born blind, deaf and toothless. 13. The smallest dog that theres a record of was a Yorkshire Terrier. It was 2.5 inches tall and 3.5 inches long from its nose to the tip of its tail, and weighed about 4 ounces. 14. Dog nose prints are as unique as a human finger print and can be used to identify them.