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Dog Urban Legends

'Man's best friend' has been the subject of numerous rumors and viral social media postings. Time to separate fact from fiction.

Published Aug 26, 2019

Three beautiful dogs at the park waiting for attention
Three beautiful dogs at the park waiting for attention

We sure do love our pooches. When we're not pampering them with doggie-bakery treats or dressing them in the latest fashionable walking vest, we're giving them their own social media accounts. Not surprisingly, Snopes gets loads of reader tips about all things Fido. Here's just a sampling of fact checks. Enjoy. Arff!

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Jordan Liles is a Snopes reporter with expertise in investigating misinformation, inauthentic social media activity, and scams.

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