Every so often I bring up VitaminQ, the unparalleled trivia site that became Infowisps. I could always rely on something one leg outside the box, like "what men and women smelled of in the '50's." So I'm not surprised that even a list of dog breed names would suddenly became punchy with the Q treatment . . .
Pug – probably from its ape-like face; pug, a word for a goblin, was a common dialect name for a monkey.
Boston Bull – developed in New England from various breeds, including the bull terrier.
St Bernard – bred by Bernardine monks in Switzerland to haul carts.
Pharaoh Hound – although this breed is found on Mediterranean islands, its ancestors are thought to be the wild wolf-like dogs which can be seen in Egyptian hieroglyphics.
Corgi – Welsh for watchdog.
Here's the full post.