Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev was so impressed by First Lady Jackie Kennedy after meeting her that he later sent her a puppy; the animal was significant for being the offspring of Strelka, the dog that had gone to space during a Soviet space mission en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
Severus Alexander, a generally meek emperor who ascended the throne at the age of 14, used to entertain himself by watching puppies play with little piglets en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sev…
Entire Regions of India Beset by Mass Hysteria Called Puppy Pregnancy Syndrome where people believe "puppies are conceived within their abdomen." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pup…
Puppies removed from their mother before 12 weeks of age experience more behavioral problems and are less healthy than puppies separated from mother after 3 months. Removing puppies early doesn't improve puppies' ability to bond with humans. europepmc.org/article/MED…
Today I learned of Puppy Pregnancy Syndrome, where people even think they are pregnant with puppies after being bitten by a dog. Victims are said to bark like dogs and men think they will give birth to their puppies through the penis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pup…
Over 1,000,000 wills in the United States list a dog as the primary beneficiary. A German Shepherd who inherited his owner's money was able to pass $375 million onto his puppies. insider.com/richest-pets-…
A study found that people had empathy for an attacked victim suffering a broken leg, multiple lacerations and unconscious in the following order, most empathy to least empathy: a one-year-old human, a puppy, an adult dog, a 30-year-old man. telegraph.co.uk/news/2017…
Today I learned of puppy pregnancy syndrome (PPS). When a dog bites a person, male or female, and they become convinced that puppies are growing inside them... and PPS in some regions hinders treatment of rabies dw.com/en/medicine-challe…
On Dec. 3, 1965 Keith Richards nearly died when his guitar touched a microphone stand, sending a massive electrical surge through his body and a flame out of the microphone. It is speculated that he survived only because of the thick soles of his suede Hush Puppies. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
Dogs can "laugh" when they're playful. Researchers played recordings of dogs laughing to stressed shelter dogs, resulting in the dogs showing significantly fewer signs of stress. Many of the dogs and puppies began to bounce around, and responded with laughs of their own. littledogtips.com/can-dog…
Hitler killed his dog Blondi before committing suicide in 1945. Afterwards, her puppies were immediately shot to prevent them from falling into the hands of the Russians. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blo…
A 2015 Japanese study suggests that looking at pictures of puppies and kittens can help improve focus and concentration. psychologicalscience.org/…
Air Bud, about a dog who plays basketball, has 13 sequels. In the last one, 'Super Buddies', Bud's 5 puppies acquire magic rings that grant them superpowers and use them to defeat the warlord Commander Drex from the planet Inspiron en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
Due to the way humans engendered French Bulldogs it is impossible for them to successfully mate and they rarely give birth naturally. All French Bulldogs need to be artificially inseminated and the majority of puppies need to be surgically removed. ourfrenchie.com/quick-han…
Puppy's eyes and ears open about 2 weeks after birth. However they are born with a fully functional sense of smell. They use this to find their mother's teats and their littermates. They become distressed if separated from their siblings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pup…
A puppy of Soviet space dog Strelka, the first animal to safely return from orbit, was given to president Kennedy by Khrushchev. The puppy grew up and became the mate of JFK's dog Charlie. The cold war couple went on to have 4 pups themselves, dubbed the "Pupniks". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sov…
Harland Williams, the pee drinking trooper from Dumb and Dumber, created Puppy Dog Pals, a Disney cartoon harlandwilliams.com/
Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev gifted US President John F Kennedy a dog called Pushinka during the cold war. She later on had puppies; which Kennedy referred to as "the pupniks". bbc.com/news/magazine-248…
There's a fearsome creature in North American mythology that's basically a little puppy in the shape of an axe, and it hops about from camp to camp to eat the axehandles belonging inattentive lumberjacks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axe…
Dalmatian puppies are born completely white, without any spots. petmaven.io/whydodogs/hea…
Paparazzi in China are called the "puppy squad" ( η‹—δ»”ιšŠ) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pap…
Today I learned about Puppy cats. A term that relates to specific types of cat breeds that show behavioral tendencies that are reminiscent of young domestic dogs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pup…
Khemjira Klongsanun, a runner in a Vietnam Marathon, found an abandoned puppy on the side of the road during the race, and ended up carrying it for the remaining 19 miles until the finish line. She adopted it afterwards. runnersworld.com/uk/news/…
Some Canadian universities create Puppy Rooms and bring therapy dogs in to support students during stressful exam times. huffingtonpost.ca/amp/ent…
In guide dog "training camp", puppies with the least attention from the mother dog were the most likely to become guide dogs; whereeas puppies who received the most licks and milk from mom tended to be seeing-eye dog washouts. latimes.com/science/scien…
Vaclav Bozdech, a soldier in WWII, found a puppy while on the run and planned to kill it so its barking would not alert the Germans. Unable to bring himself to do so, he took it with him, and the dog later helped find survivors of an air raid and saved Bozdech's life during the Cold War. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
Lucy's Law bans pet shops and dealers in England from selling puppies and kittens. It was named after Lucy, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who developed fused hips, a curved spine, bald patches and epilepsy after years of mistreatment in the puppy farming system. bbc.com/news/newsbeat-452…
Puppy mills breed over 2 million puppies each year, and an estimated 1.2 million dogs are euthanized in shelters every year. thepuppymillproject.org/a…
The woman who sang β€œHow Much for that Doggie in the Window” later recorded a version called β€œDo You See that Doggie in the Shelter” due to her opposition to the puppy mills that stock pet stores with exclusive rights to the song given the the Human Society of the United States. youtube.com/watch?v=ugPQT…
China has cloned an award-winning police dog. A police force in China is hoping to speed up the training process via cloning. She was cloned using the DNA from current police dog Huahuangma, renowned for her detective skills, and hopes are the cloned puppy is just as adept at solving crimes scmp.com/news/china/scien…
"petface" dogs with puppy-like features have juvenile traits systematically built into their DNA through centuries of rigorous breeding. Many of the same traits that make these dogs "cute" give them a predisposition to respiratory disorders, skin conditions, reproductive issues and eye injuries smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
During the filming of 'Snow Buddies' Disney imported 20 under-aged golden retriever puppies. Because they weren't vaccinated most of the dogs contracted parvo. Five puppies died during the making of the film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno…
In one variation of the Milgram experiment, subjects were directed to shock a "cute, fluffy puppy" instead of a human. Only half of the male subjects, and all of the female subjects obeyed the orders. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Rube Waddell would often be distracted by shiny things, puppies, and balloons while on the mound. He once ran off the field to chase a fire truck on the way to a fire. fromdeeprightfield.com/ru…
Zoos around the world are raising cheetah kittens with puppy companions to help the cheetahs deal with excess energy, learn social cues, and combat stress news.nationalgeographic.c…
Dogs develop bite inhibition, the ability to control the strength of a bite, as puppies after learning that too harsh of bites often interrupt play en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bit…
Before Hitler committed suicide by Cyanide Capsule, he ordered them tested on his beloved dog Blondi. He later ordered his dog handler Fritz Tornov to go out and kill all four of Blondi's puppies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fri…
Adopting puppies of the same litter is frowned upon because the puppies refuse to bond with the humans. Known as littermate syndrome. thebark.com/content/dont-…
A Chinese man bought and raised two puppies, cared for them despite their frequent killing and eating of chickens, and then discovered they were bears. thedodo.com/man-dogs-blac…
A man called Zeb Quinn went missing in 2000. His car was found two weeks later, with it's lights on, a pair of lipstick lips drawn on the rear windshield, and a live Labrador puppy inside. Zeb Quinn has never been found. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
The world's biggest spider is the "Goliath Birdeater" has a leg span the size of a child's forearm, weights as much as a puppy, can live for 25 years and has fangs strong enough to pierce skulls. dogonews.com/2014/10/26/w…
Today I learned of Rube Waddell, an early 1900s baseball pitcher that would leave mid game to go fishing and would get distracted when opposing fans held up puppies or shiny objects. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub…
5 puppies died during the filming of Snow Buddies due to virus in the cold weather of British Columbia news.avclub.com/learn-the…
Puppies instinctively pile together into a heap and become distressed if separated from physical contact with their litter-mates, by even a short distance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pup…
An animal shelter can kill animals under 8 weeks of age or ones with behavioral issues or anything else that they think would make them "unsuitable for placement as a pet" and still be considered a no-kill shelter. This means orphans puppies or kitten and feral animals among others. youtube.com/watch?v=-iUjy…
Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins started her career by writing for young children's tv shows, such as Little Bear and Clifford's Puppy Days en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suz…
Five golden retriever puppies died during the filming of Snow Buddies in early 2007 complex.com/pop-culture/2…
A form of mass hysteria causes people, including men, to believe that a dog bite has caused them to become pregnant with puppies (that are born through a man's penis). Puppy Pregnancy Syndrome en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pup…
During 8 years living in a UK animal shelter, a dog named Jasmine was a β€˜surrogate mother’ to over 50 rescued animals; including puppies, foxes, 4 badger cubs, 15 chicks, 8 guinea pigs, 15 rabbits, a deer and a goose. She nursed each with affection, taking care of them as soon as they arrived. candogseat-this.com/jasmi…

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