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Proper Etiquette

According to dog instructor Sarah Bartlett, if a dog sniffs your hand, you should then give them a little scratch under the chin or the ear, but don’t pat them on the head because that could be considered a threatening gesture.

A Saluki’s inner toes are longer than its outer toes.

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have developed a vest that allows users to communicate with their dogs via remote control haptic technology. This may be used to transmit commands during search-and-rescue operations and help dog owners with disabilities. Some dogs respond to vibrotactile cues better than voice commands.

Dogs roll in bad smelling stuff in hopes that they will mask their smell to possible prey.

The Yugoslavian Mountain Hound is also known as the Jugoslovenski Gonic.

Mr. Smarty Pants read the above information in a book, magazine, newspaper, or website; heard it on the radio; saw it on television, or overheard it a party. Got any facts? Email them Mr. Smarty Pants for possible inclusion in the column at MrPants@AustinChronicle.com.