March 02, 2022
By Chelsea Reed
It’s hard to believe that Seaside Art Gallery’s Animal’s in Art Show just ended, but you can still enjoy lovable depictions of animals any time of the year. Looks like it’s time for an encore! There’s no denying that dogs are awesome furry friends, but did you know these amazing unusual dog facts? Test your doggie senses to find out as we leave the Animals in Art Show with a bang!
Similar to cats, dogs have a third eyelid that helps to protect and lubricate the eye. It’s called a ‘haw’ in dogs.
At first, they look completely white. But when they grow they develop the spots that the color breed is famous for. Dalmations are also great for horse carriages, making them synonymous with America’s first emergency fire vehicles.
Duke, the fluffy Great Pyrenees was loved by many in the tiny town of Cormorant and became a national celebrity. After three successful terms, the doggie mayor peacefully passed away at the ripe old age of 13.
Mr. Walt placed little Sunnee inside a hatbox when he gifted the pup to his wife. The scene of Lady coming out of a hatbox as a Christmas present is a direct reference to the fond memory.
During the hot late summer season Sirius, known as the “dog star,” would rise in the night sky and be easily seen by Roman citizens back then just as it does today.
The special breed’s immense talent for sniffing is so powerful, it is permissible to use as evidence in United States courts. Bloodhounds have helped law enforcement find missing people and pets since the Middle Ages. They can track a scent that is over twelve days old!
This new dog breed was featured on the hit show Game of Thrones as Dire Wolves, but they actually have no wolf DNA! It is believed they are a cross between Huskies, German Shepards, Alaskan Malamutes, and Canadian Eskimo dogs.
Scientists discovered that dogs look for “calm magnetic field conditions” before doing their business. They might be doing it because it feels better to them, but no one knows exactly why. No wonder it takes so long for Fido to go!
Just like cats, domesticated dogs originated from Egypt at the dawn of civilization. The first dog breed was the Saluki, a royal hunting hound that’s still around after thousands of years. Their stately appearance is quite endearing!
His name was Barry, a dog in the 1800s who helped rescue lost travelers in the Swiss Alps. The St. Bernard breed is named after him. He’s a Swiss National Hero to this day!
It may be sad to see the end of the Animals in Art Show, but you can always meet furry friends in artwork at Seaside Art Gallery. These beautiful homages to animals are perfect gifts for your loved ones (or yourself) any time of the year. Thank you for your patronage!
Chelsea Reed is a copywriter who writes winning content, articles, blogs, and websites from her base in North Carolina. She might not be building sandcastles or swashbuckling with pirates these days, but the Outer Banks beaches continue to keep her young at heart.
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