Friday, April 12, 2013
Fun facts about the dog's history
The first dogs as we know them were wolves who sought out humans over 12,000 years ago.
Most people know the ancient Egyptians revered cats. They also cherished their dogs. When a pet dog died, the owners shaved off their eyebrows, smeared mud in their hair, and mourned aloud for days.
Going further east, the Pekingese and Japanese Chins were so important they had their own servants and were carried around trade routs. The Pekingese were allegedly worshipped in some temples in China.
The most dogs ever owned by one single person were 5,000 Mastiffs owned by Kubla Khan.
All this is according to the webpage 99 fun facts about dogs. =)