It's National Dog Day!

National Dog Day

Did you know that Dog Day is celebrated on August 26th every year? It's a day to celebrate all the wonderful dogs out there! In honor of Dog Day, we wanted to share with you some fun facts about dogs. Dogs have been a part of human society for thousands of years, and they continue to play an essential role in our lives. The significance of Dog Day goes beyond just celebrating our furry friends; it's also an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of dog adoption and responsible pet ownership.


The American Kennel Club

The American Kennel Club

The American Kennel Club was founded in 1884. AKC is the largest organization of dog breeders and enthusiasts in the world. The organization's mission is to "advance the study, breeding, exhibiting, running and maintenance of purebred dogs."

The AKC recognizes more than 190 breeds of dogs. Some of the most popular dog breeds include Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Beagles, and Bulldogs.


190 Recognized Breeds of Dogs

Dog Breeds

There are over 190 recognized breeds of dogs in the United States. Each breed has its own unique characteristics and personality traits.

The AKC recognizes three different types of dogs: purebreds, crossbreeds, and mixed-breeds. Purebred dogs have been bred to maintain their specific characteristics for multiple generations. Crossbreed dogs are a mix of two different purebreds, while mixed-breeds are a mix of various breeds.


National Dog Day

National Dog Day

August 26th is National Dog Day, a day dedicated to celebrating all things canine. Dog lovers across the country use this day to show their appreciation for their furry friends. Many people take their dogs on special outings, like to the park or dog-friendly restaurants, while others choose to spend the day at home with their pups.

The dog is the most popular pet in the world. More than 400 million dogs are living as pets around the world.


Working Dogs

Seeing Eye Dog in Training

Dogs have been used for centuries in various roles, including working animals, guide dogs, and police dogs. Dogs have also been known to perform amazing feats of heroism! From saving people from burning buildings to tracking down criminals to helping the visually impaired cross a busy street, dogs are amazing creatures.

Dogs are incredibly versatile and can be trained to do almost anything.


Loyal & Loving Companions

Loyal and Loving dog

Dogs are known for being loyal and loving companions, always eager to please their owners. Dogs provide companionship and unconditional love.

Dogs are known as "man's best friend" for good reasons - they are loyal and always happy to see their owners come home!

A survey done by National Today shows us why so many people love their dogs: National Today Why Do You Love Your Dog

 

Dog People Are More Likely to Be Happier and Healthier

Healthy Dog

According to several studies conducted over many years, dog people are more likely to be happier and healthier than those who don't own dogs. Owning a dog can provide numerous health benefits, including reducing stress levels and improving cardiovascular health.

  • Pets can reduce work-related stress. According to a recent poll, two out of three employees find work stressful, and 40% claim that their employment hinders their health. According to studies, pets in the workplace reduce stress and boost employee contentment.
  • Pets help manage anxiety. According to a recent report from Global Workplace Analytics, up to 30% of the workforce may work from home several days each week by the end of 2021. So, now more than ever, individuals are dealing with mental health issues. Pets provide comfort and assistance as companions.
  • Pets help you be more active. Pets give us a reason to get outside, fresh air, and physical activity.
  • Pets combat loneliness. Pets provide humans with valuable companionship that eases feelings of loneliness and isolation. Interacting with pets through touch, sight, sound, or simply talking to them brings us happiness and joy.

Dog people are some of the most passionate people you will ever meet. They love their dogs with an intensity that can be difficult to understand if you don't share their passion. Dog people are some of the most compassionate, loyal, and loving people you will ever meet.

Life is Better with a Dog

Dogs provide companionship and unconditional love to their owners while providing many health benefits, including reducing stress and improving cardiovascular health. August 26th is National Dog Day in the United States, so take this opportunity to celebrate your furry friend! Share pictures of you and your dog on social media using the hashtag #nationaldogday. No matter how you celebrate National Dog Day, remember to take a moment to appreciate the furry friend in your life.