Going, Going, Gone
According to Whistle, a company that makes GPS collars for dogs, the top five breeds most likely to run away are the Anatolian shepherd, bloodhound, Great Pyrenees, catahoula leopard dog, and bluetick coonhound.
What do Kate Hudson and Hillary Duff both have in common? Bernese Mountain dogs.
Despite their big size, Newfoundlands are great swimmers.
The U.S. Postal Service ranks Oakland as the 26th most likely city where its workers are bitten by dogs and San Jose as 28th. A total of 6,755 postal employees were attacked by dogs in calendar year 2016.
According to a February 2017 fake news story in Romania, multinational companies were behind recent street protests against government corruption. The story said adults were paid 100 lei ($24) children earned 50 lei, and dogs earned 30 lei to protest.
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.