International Dog Day, on Friday 26th August, is celebrated across the world. This day is recognised to celebrate all dogs, irrespective of their shape, size, breed among others.

The day, founded by animal welfare advocate Collen Paige, is to encourage all to adopt and to celebrate all canines.

Apart from encouraging people to adopt, the day also raises awareness about problems faced by our favourite furry friends. It also encourages people to take better care of these animals as they deserve a good life.

Here are a few amazing facts about dogs

• Dogs have three eyelids

• The most successful hunter in the world is the African Hunting Dog, which also holds the Guinness World Record for it

• Salukis hold the Guinness World Record for being the world's oldest dog breed. This breed actually dates back to 329 BC.

• Not to forget, 30 percent of Dalmatians are deaf in one ear.

Here is a fabulous collection of books featuring dogs that we think you will love as much as us dog lovers here at LoveReading4Kids.