Friday, May 1, 2015

National Purebred Dog Day

May first is the day to celebrate purebred dogs!  It may not be a national holiday yet, as Colorado is the first state to recognize purebred dog day.  But it's worth celebrating everywhere.  There are close to 400 purebred dogs worldwide.  In addition to our favorite lap dogs, this is how the numbers break down:

  • 23 flock guards
  • 67 gun dogs
  • 48 herding dogs
  • 82 hounds
  • 35 mastiffs
  • 37 northern (spitz type)
  • 37 southern (sight hound type)
  • 43 terriers


Here are a few of my favorite purebred dogs:
Diggory
Irish Setter
1968-1975

Mickey
English Setter
1986-1996

Rose
English Setter
1979 - 1992

Will
English Setter
1983-1995

Ruth
Golden Retriever
1986-2000

Auggie (second from left)
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
1997 - 2008


1 comment:

  1. Never knew of this day to appreciate purebred dogs!!! I'll make a note of it.....

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