Dog Trivia According to Maddie

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Maddie here. Despite the fact that Carol gave me a bath today, I told her I would pitch in and help with her blog this week.  See how well you know canine trivia.

1) True or false: dogs are color blind.

2) Where did the expression "three dog night" originate?

3) Who first thought to use dogs to guide the blind?

4) What is the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box?
a. Max
b. Bingo
c. Fido

5) What dog was the first one to star in an American movie?


1)  False. Dogs can see color, but it is not as vivid a color scheme as we see. They distinguish between blue, yellow, and gray, but probably do not see red and green. This is much like our vision at twilight.

2)  The expression "three dog night" originated with the Eskimos and means a very cold night - so cold that you have to bed down with three dogs to keep warm.

3) The Germans. At the end of World War I, the German government trained the first guide dogs to assist blind war veterans.

4) (b) Bingo.

5)  Jean the Vitagraph Dog, a Border Collie mix, who made her first film in 1910.

Later, Maddie off to get her treat


Debbie St.Amand said...

Good girl, Maddie, and thanks!