Ah, the philosophy of the Solipsistic dog can be debated for hours, as Solipsistic followers are ever-so prone to do. It is one of those "how many angels can dance on the head of a pin" type mindsets.
play \ˌsō-ləp-ˈsis-tik, ˌsä-\ adjective
The Solipsistic dog philosophy is thus; one can truly only know that one’s self exists and that anything outside the mind, such as the external word, can not be known to exist.
Pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Gorgias first theorized this philosophy and it was further developed by Plato and Descartes.
Your Solipsistic dog will not care what the other "good dogs" are doing. They will have no concept of what other dogs do, as only their own circle of reality is all they acknowledge.
The Solipsistic dog sits firmly convinced there can be no other way of looking at life. They are not only DOG, they are all this is DOG and there can be no other.
Therefore, your Solipsistic dog believes that the whole of reality and the external world and other people are merely representations of the individual self, having no independent existence of their own, and might in fact not even exist.
So why the heck should your dog bother to go outside to poop? The mental gymnastics required by a canine belief in the Solipsistic philosophy would leave no energy for something as mundane as going to the bathroom outside.
And thus is is.
“I am my world.” ― Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Ever since people have shared their lives with dogs, we have been trying to get and keep nasty biting, stinging, disease-carrying bugs away from them and us.
It is said that during the Medieval plagues dogs and cats were both used to attract fleas off of the people and onto them. Seems a bit harsh to me, but if it was get the plague or use my dog as a flea magnet...
Have you ever wondered just how many actual dog breeds are recognized by the different registries. First a quick definition of what a dog registry actually does.
From Good Old Wikipedia...(I condensed) A breed registry is an official list of animals within a specific dog breed whose parents are known. Animals are usually registered by their breeders when they are still young. Such registries usually issue certificates for each recorded animal, called a pedigree, pedigreed animal documentation, or most commonly, an animal's "papers".