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National Make a Dog’s Day – October 22, 2023

We are celebrating National Make A Dog’s Day on October 22. We use this day to ensure that the dogs around us enjoy themselves as best as possible. This is a day to spread information about dogs’ importance in our lives and how much they can improve our days with love and loyalty. We also use this day to encourage people to adopt from shelters and provide a better life for at least one puppy. We mean the world for a dog, and it is time we ensure they get everything they deserve.

History of National Make a Dog’s Day

A best friend, a loyal companion, a ferocious protector, and an eternal guardian; dogs’ work is something that we cannot replicate. Dogs have been with us for a long time. They were once wolves who roamed the forests and savannahs when we were cave-dwelling hunters. Wolves used to scavenge on the remains of ancient human hunts. They slowly started to follow us for food.

But some wolves realize they have much to gain from humans if they can subdue their wild side and be a bit more docile. That is the beginning of the evolution of dogs. As the wolves lost their wild side, they started to adapt to humans. Though they are smaller and domestic, dogs still pack a punch similar to wolves. They ensured that we were safe and that other predators were not stealing our food. Over time, we breed more varieties of dogs to suit our needs. Now we have hunters, guardians, lap dogs, shepherds, etc.

Dogs are now an integral part of our lives for most of us. They are among the most popular, misused, and underappreciated pets worldwide. A dog is intelligent, can follow instructions, and will stay loyal until the end. National Make a Dog’s Day is about spending time with our dogs and encouraging people to provide better conditions for all dogs. We must make sure that every dog has a forever home.

National Make a Dog’s Day timeline

14,000 Years Ago
First Domestic Dogs

The first domestication of dogs happened between 14,000 and 29,000 years ago.

6000 B.C.
Cave Paintings Of Basenji

The first archeological records of prehistoric cave paintings with Basenji breed dogs.

329 B.C.
The First Dog Breed

The Saluki, the world’s oldest known dog breed, begin to appear in Egypt.

2019
First Ever National Make A Dog’s Day

Samburu and A.S.P.C.A. start the first National Make a Dog’s Day on October 22.

National Make a Dog’s Day FAQs

How many dog breeds are there in total?

There isn’t an exact globally agreed-upon number. But most sources cite between 195 to 500 breeds. Most recent estimates show that there are 197 dog breeds in the world.

How old is the oldest dog in the world?

According to Guinness World Records, the oldest dog was an Australian cattle dog who lived 29 years and five months.

How can you tell if a dog is happy?

A high and waggy tail, floppy ears, relaxed body, playfulness, etc., are a few signs that the dog is happy.

National Make a Dog’s Day Activities

  1. Go for a walk with your dog

    Dogs love to walk. They love it even better to walk with their favorite human. Take your dog for a long walk. Make sure you take him to a place where he can play.

  2. Give a treat

    Who wouldn’t love to get a treat? Dogs certainly love and appreciate a tasty treat now and then. Don’t miss this opportunity to treat your furry friend.

  3. Donate to a local shelter

    The condition of dogs inside shelters has to improve, and we can help with that. Arrange a fundraiser with your friends. Provide the funds to the nearest animal rescue shelter in your locality.

5 Facts About Dogs That You Should Know

  1. Sniff while breathing

    Dogs can sniff at the same time as they are breathing.

  2. One great swimmer

    Newfoundlands are great swimmers, and they are used for water rescues.

  3. Speed with stamina

    Greyhounds can run at 35 mph for more than seven miles.

  4. Noise detectors

    Dogs can hear much softer sounds than we humans can and can pick up sounds from longer distances.

  5. Toddler smart

    The intelligence of a dog is similar to that of a two-year-old human.

Why We Love National Make a Dog’s Day

  1. Dogs are our best friends

    Dogs are man’s best friends. They prove every day that they are worth the moniker. We love to spend the day making them happy as much as they make us happy.

  2. They deserve a day

    The emotional health of a dog depends on how well we treat him. We love that we have a day to make sure our canine friend is happy as ever.

  3. A lifelong companion

    A dog will be loyal until its final breath. No other living being can match up to the love and loyalty of a dog. We love to use this day to appreciate the dogs in our life.

National Make a Dog’s Day dates

YearDateDay
2023October 22Sunday
2024October 22Tuesday
2025October 22Wednesday
2026October 22Thursday
2027October 22Friday

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