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UNITED KINGDOM: DOGS

Dogs have been a part of British society for generations.  Many different breeds originationed in the United Kingdom.  Here is a sampling of some of these breeds.
 

BREED
HEIGHT
WEIGHT
LIFE SPAN
BASSET HOUND
13-15 in.
40-60 lb.
10-12 years
BEARDED COLLIE
20-22 in.
40-60 lb.
15-16 years
BULL TERRIER
21-22 in.
52-62 lb.
10-14 years
ENGLISH COCKER SPANIEL
15-16 in.
28-32 lb.
12-15 years
IRISH SETTER
25-27 in.
60-70 lb.
12-14 years
IRISH WOLFHOUND
28-35 in.
90-120 lb.
8-9 years
SCOTTISH DEER HOUND
28-30 in.
80-100 lb.
8-11 years
SHETLAND SHEEPDOG
13-16 in.
14-16 lb.
12-14 years
SPRINGER SPANIEL
19-20 in.
49-53 lb.
10-15 years
WELSH TERRIER
14-15.5 in.
20-21 lb.
10-13 years

1. What is the average height, weight, and life span for each breed?

2. After you have done that, make a bar graph for the height of each breed.

3. Now make a line graph for the weights of each breed.

4. The Westminster Kennel Dog Show originated in Great Britain.  Now it takes place here in the United States in New York City.  Suppose you were going to the dog show for the 2 days that it goes on.  Tickets are $42 for the general admission for the 2 days or $32 for each day.  How much would it cost for a family of 4 to go for the 2 days?  How much would you save by buying the 2 day pass instead of purchasing each day?

5. Look at the life spans of the different breeds.  What factors do you think determine how long a dog lives?
 


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