In Germany, the Great Dane has been the country's national dog since 1876.
Many dogs respond favorably to music. Some provide vocal accompaniment, while a few have even learned to play an instrument like the piano.
Dogs often form close relationships with other animals, ranging from baby chicks to lambs.
During the 1930's, Cocker Spaniels were the most popular dogs in Britain, winning Cruft's Best in Show in 1930 and 1931.
(Source: The complete Encyclopedia Dog Breeds)