True or False?

Truth can be stranger than fiction. Can you tell what is true and what is false?

True or False?

Australian Shepherds – a.k.a Aussies – originated in Brisbane, Australia?

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FALSE 

The Aussie, as we know it, was developed in the USA in the 1800s.  It was also known as the Bobtail, Blue Heeler, and California Shepherd.

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True or False?

There’s a town in Minnesota that has elected a dog as its mayor for three terms?

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TRUE

Cormorant, Minnesota elected Duke, a Great Pyrenees, as mayor. Not only did Duke serve three mayoral terms, he seems to have had one of the highest approval ratings in the country.

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True or False?

A wagometer measures the speed and shape of a dog’s wag?

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TRUE

Dr. Roger Mugford invented the wagometer, a small sensor strapped to a dog’s tail that measures the speed and shape of a dog’s wag. A calm, happy dog has a wide, horizontal wag. Of course happy can go to unhappy quickly if the dog doesn’t like having a wagometer attached to its tail.

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True or False?

Nose prints are to dogs the way fingerprints are to humans?

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TRUE

Each dog has a unique nose prints that can be used to identify them. Now how to get them to sniff the ink pad?

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True or False?

Dogs have more taste buds than humans and a more discriminating sense of taste.

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FALSE

Humans have around 9,000 taste buds, and dogs less than 2,000. However, dogs have a well-developed sense of smell which helps them “taste” food.  And, as far as discrimination goes, would you go wild over a can of Alpo?

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