Dog

Dog

KNOWN AS

Baby: Pup or Puppy
Other Names: Hound or Canine
   

REPRODUCTION

Gestation Period: Normally about 9 weeks
How many offspring at a time? The average number of Pups in a litter is 6. The quantity also varies from breed to breed.
   

GENERAL FACTS

Food Class: Omnivore
Food: Meats, fruits and vegetables
Average Lifespan: The average lifespan of a dog is 11 to 13 years.
Variations: There are over 500 breeds of dog in the world. 157 of those breeds are recognized by the AKC (American Kennel Club).
Uses: Pet/companion, protection and security, livestock herding, hunting and tracking, and search and rescue
   

FUN FACTS

Oldest: Bluey an Australian Cattle Dog - age 29 years, 160 days
Smallest: The Chihuahua
Biggest: The Old English Mastiff is known as the largest breed of dog.
Most Offspring: 24 puppies in 1 litter from a Neopolitan Bull Mastiff called Tia, in Manea, Cambridgeshire (England).