Inglés para adolescentes: 10 amazing facts about dog breeds

10 datos sorprendentes sobre razas de perros en inglés para que los adolescentes aprendan de forma divertida

Te invitamos a leer 10 datos asombrosos sobre razas de perros en inglés: 10 amazing facts about dogs breeds. Una lectura muy interesante, elaborada por la redacción de la revista para aprender inglés I Love English, basado en el contenido que pueden leer en el número 337 de la revista (noviembre 2021).

Esta lectura en inglés para adolescentes ayudará a los jóvenes entre 12 y 15 años a mejorar su nivel de inglés y además, aprenderán un montón de curiosidades las distintas razas de perros.

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10 amazing facts about dog breeds: 10 datos sorprendentes sobre razas de perros

Inglés para adolescentes: 10 amazing facts about dog breeds

1. The world?s most popular dog breed is probably the Lab or Labrador retriever. This breed originated in Canada. It was bred to help local fishermen to haul nests, fetch ropes and retrieve fish. These dogs are sweet, obedient, like to please their owners and are excellent therapy dogs and very good assistants for the handicapped. They are also exceptional guide and rescue dogs thanks to their athletic build, strong nose and courageous nature.

2. Bulldogs are one of the most popular pet dogs in the USA and also an icon in Great Britain. The "bull" part of their name was applied in the 1800S when these dogs were used in the cruel and barbaric blood sport of "bull-baiting". This practice was declared illegal in 1835. Bulldogs are loyal, courageous, friendly and independent, but also lazy and stubborn, and often have health problems.

3. Queen of England?s favourite dog is the Corgi. She lived with more than 30 corgis at Buckingham Palace. The name of the Queen?s first corgi was Susan. Queen Elizabeth II made the corgi famous. The new popularity of corgis is probably thanks to the hit Netflix series about the royal family, The Crown. The name "corgi" is Welsh for "dwarf dog", as they have short legs. They were originally used to herd cattle. Corgis are intelligent and robust.

4. Another dog breed popular with English royalty is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. In the 17th century, King Charles II of England had toy spaniels. Artists painted them in royal portraits. The breed almost disappeared, but in 1926 breeders created a dog like the ones in the royal portraits. They called it the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel! Today, this dog has hunting instincts, but they make good pets.

5. It?s a common myth that Chowchows are the only dog breed with black tongues or black-spotted tongues, but actually there are dozens of dogs which have other than pink tongues. This physical trait comes down to genetics ? in other words, it?s passed along the generations. By the way, chowchows are one of the oldest breeds of dog known to man, so many of the breeds we know today are descended from the chowchow.

6. Did you know that there are quite a few dog breeds that don?t bark? These breeds express themselves in many other ways than by barking. They are great companions for city or apartment living as they are less likely to make noise and disturb neighbours. Some of the quietest or even bark-free dogs are the French bulldog or Frenchie, the Australian Cattle dog, the Sar Pei, the Greyhound and the Beagle.

7. The Basenji is also basically bark-free. In fact, this breed is known as "the barkless dog" because the unusual shape of its larynx makes this breed unable to bark. Instead of barking, basenjis yodel! Yodeling is a form of singing, so they rather "sing". Basenjis are playful dogs and good watchdogs, willing to defend the owner?s family and property at any cost. 

8. The world?s smallest dog breed is the Chihuaha ? with a maximum weight of 2.7 kg ?, so you can take a chihuaha anywhere you like. This breed is originated in Mexico. They named after the Chihuaha state in Mexico. It?s one of the breeds with the largest variety of patterns and coat colours. They tend to bond with only one person in the family. In spite of their small size, they can be good watchdogs, but, in contrast, very vulnerable to attacks by other animals. 

9. Border Collies are world-famous as one of the smartest dog breeds. Originally, they came from the border area between England and Scotland and were bred as herding dogs. Today they are still used as herders in many countries across the world. Their highly intelligent, energetic, acrobatic and athletic nature make them perfect to compete in dog sports, sheepdog trials and obedience and agility competitions. 

10. Here you have some real star dogs: Toto, the Cairn Terrier from the film The Wizard of Oz; Lassie, starred in Lassie, Come Home; Rin Tin Tin, the German Shepherd that became a star in nearly 30 films; Bobbie the Wonder Dog, a Collie-Shepherd mix that crossed over 2500 miles during winter to reunite with his owners; Trakr, a German Shepherd that located those trapped or dead under Ground Zero.

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