A sire is the father and a dam is the mother of a puppy or puppies. Dams give birth to a litter and a litter can range from one to several puppies.Know More
A female dog is called a bitch and a female used for breeding is called a brood bitch. Generally, a male dog is simply referred to as a dog until he is able to sire puppies, at which time he is called a stud dog.
After birth, dogs are considered puppies until they reach 12 months of age at which time they become adult dogs.
In 2004, Tia, a Neopolitan mastiff, gave birth to 24 puppies in the U.K, and as of 2014, it holds the Guinness World Record for the largest litter of puppies ever born. One puppy was stillborn and three died within the first week. The sire of the litter was a Neopolitan named Caesar.Learn more about Dogs
Dogs howl to gain attention, announce their presence, send a warning, or to express anxiety. Howling is a way that dogs and wolves to communicate with one another over long distances.Full Answer >
On average, dogs sleep about 14 hours a day. Larger dogs, such as Saint Bernards, mastiffs and Newfoundlands, sleep as much as 18 hours a day. Puppies, who expend energy growing and learning, sleep for 18 to 20 hours per day.Full Answer >
Albino dogs have an absence of the pigment melanin in their coats and eyes. This condition is caused by recessive genes. Affected dogs have pink skin, white fur and pink eyes.Full Answer >
Although their ancestors were primarily carnivores, dogs today are omnivores. They eat a variety of foods, including meat, vegetables, fruits, carbohydrates and dog food.Full Answer >