In America, mothers and fathers get one official day of honor each year, but did you know that the nation's dogs get an entire week? This September, National Dog Week is enjoying its 87th observance when man's best friend is honored for it service to humans. Here are seven facts about this unique celebration.
1. National Dog Week made its "Crate Escape" on the American scene in September 1928, established by the ultimate dog enthusiast, Captain William Lewis Judy. Judy, a decorated WWI veteran, minister, and lawyer, was the publisher of Dog World Magazine, a position he cherished for several decades.