Funny Dog Laws:
It is illegal for any dog to bark after 6 PM in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex with out a permit. Dogs and cats are banned from mating publicly with in 1,500 feet of a tavern, school,
or place of worship.
In Belvedere, CA, no dog shall be in public place without it's master on a leash.
Making faces at dogs is against the law in Normal, Illinois. It is illegal to give a dog whisky.
It is illegal for any one to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats and other domesticated animals kept as pets.
A police officer may bite a dog to quiet him. Since 1980 a county ordinance prohibited defecation by any animal( this law has been recently
repealed to the animals' great relief).
People who make "ugly faces" at dogs may be fined and/or put in jail. Dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor to congregate in
groups of three or more on private property.
History of Tail Docking
Tail docking and ear cropping date to the early Romans, who believed that the practices prevented rabies.
During the European Middle Ages, through the end of the 18th century, Lamarck's theory of acquired characteristics was widely accepted.
As such, people believed that by docking the tails of the parents, "the new born puppies would look like their parents" and also exhibit short tails.
In addition, long-tailed or floppy-eared dogs used for hunting, fighting, or watching flocks were at a greater risk of injury associated with those activities.
As such, tails were docked and ears cropped to reduce the number of places another dog or other animal could grab.
The owners of working dogs often believed that tail docking reduced a dog's maneuverability, thereby discouraging the dog from chasing game,
while the other dog owners often believed that tail docking resulted in a stronger back and increased speed.
AND, various tax schemes may have accounted for the proliferation of tail docking. In some areas, dogs used for work were not taxed, so the owners
of such dogs would dock the tails to indicate that the dog was used for work and not subject to tax.
In other areas, farmers were taxed according to the length of their dogs' tails, so docking was used to reduce the tax liability. Moreover, sport hunting
was considered to be reserved for the wealthy nobility, and it was believed that only long-tailed dogs were suitable for hunting. As such, the owners
of long-tailed dogs were required to pay a high tax and tail docking became a practice of the commoners.
It estimated that are some 300 established breeds of dogs in the world today and an estimated 400,000,000 dogs.
58% of pets are included in family and holiday portraits, while 70% of owners sign their pet's name on greeting cards
Dogs have been with humans since prehistoric times. Over the years they have performed various services. They have pulled sleds over snowy tracts.
They have delivered messages, herded sheep and cattle, and even rescued persons trapped in the snow. Dogs have served as a source of food, too. The
ancient Romans are said to have prized certain kinds of dog stew. The Aztecs of ancient Mexico raised tiny dogs, thought to be the forebears of the
chihuahua, to feed the large carnivores in the private zoos of the Aztec rulers. In the past dogs have even been worshiped as gods.
Soviet scientists launched dogs into space to test the ability of mammals to survive the rigors of space travel before people were sent up. Laikia, a dog,
was the world's first ever space astronaut. She was sent into space in an artificial earth satellite in 1957 by the Russian government.
Kubla Khan owned the most dogs ever to be owned by one person -- a whopping 5000 mastiffs!
Contrary to popular belief, the Canary Islands were not named for the canary bird but rather for the large dogs that lived on the islands. In Latin, the name of the island group was Canariae
Insulae, which translates to Island of Dogs.
In 1945, Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte -- the last surviving member of the famous Bonaparte family -- died from injuries sustained while tripping over his dog's leash.
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