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Which dogs are known to eat fish?
Dingos ancestors that were brought to Australia were relatively undomesticated and closer to wild Asian gray wolf. The dingo's diet includes bandicoots, rodents, echidnas, crabs, fruits, and other plants, as well as insects (mostly beetles). On Fraser Island, dignos often eat fish.
What dog breed was created by crossbreeding German Shepherd with wolves?
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog. The breed was engineered as attack dogs for use in military special operations done by the Czechoslovak special forces commandos, but were later used for search and rescue.
For what purpose was the Yorkshire Terrier breed created?
Hunting for rats. The Yorkshire Terrier was developed during the 19th century in Yorkshire, England, to catch rats in clothing mills. There was a humorous saying that long, silky dog hair was the final product of the loom.
What does the term "ridgeback" in some dog breed names refer to?
The hair on its back. The ridgeback breeds have a ridge of hair that runs along its back in the opposite direction to the rest of the coat. There are only three dog breeds called ridgeback: Rhodesian Ridgeback, Thai Ridgeback and Phu Quoc Ridgeback.
Which of these dog breeds is ancient?
Pug. The Pug is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. Ancient Chinese documents state that short-nosed dogs with the description matching that of the Pug existed in China at around 700 BC. These dogs were only bred and owned by the emperors. It is believed there is an ancient Chinese law whereby only the emperor was allowed to own a Pug, anyone other than the emperor could only own a pug if it was a gift from the Emperor himself.
What breed is a dog used in popular internet memes?
Shiba inu. Doge is an Internet meme that became popular in 2013. The meme typically consists of a picture of a Shiba Inu accompanied by multicolored text in Comic Sans font in the foreground. The text, representing a kind of internal monologue, is deliberately written in a form of broken English.
What is the largest of the terrier breeds, called "King of terriers"?
Airedale terrier. It is traditionally called the "King of Terriers" because it is the largest of the terrier breeds. In Britain this breed has also been used as a war dog, guide dog and police dog. In the United States, this breed has been used to hunt big game, upland birds, and water fowl, and serve in many other working capacities.
Where does the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever dog breed come from?
From Canada. The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a medium-sized gundog bred primarily for hunting. It is often referred to as a "toller" due to its ability to lure waterfowl within gunshot range. It is the smallest of the retrievers. The breed originated in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada.