The Baskin and Robbins of Canines

Statistically speaking, the most popular flavor of ice cream among Americans is chocolate. One in five of us prefer it, but a close second is vanilla with 15% of us preferring that above all other flavors. According to a survey of 20,000 people, the next most popular ice cream flavors are, in descending order: Strawberry, mint chocolate chip, butter pecan, chocolate chip cookie dough, cookies ‘ cream, Rocky Road, coffee, pistachio, neapolitan, and birthday cake/cake batter. Is your favorite among them?

When it comes to ice cream flavors, it’s a big world. Since 1945, Burt and Irv have churned out over 1,300 unique flavors of ice cream. You know their business better as Baskin and Robbins. and they are famous for offering thirty-one flavors, one flavor for each day of the month.

Making a tortured segue to dogs, they have nothing on the Dachshund. The breed comes in three coat varieties:  Smooth (shorthaired), Wirehaired and Longhaired. There are two sizes:  Standard and Miniature, six patterns: Brindle, dapple, sable,  brindle piebald, double dapple, piebald, and some 15 different color combinations: Black and cream, black & tan, blue and cream, blue and tan, chocolate and cream, chocolate and tan, cream, fawn/Isabella) and cream, fawn and tan, red, wheaten, wild boar, black, chocolate, and fawn. 

Number crunchers doing the math find that there are 540 color/coat/pattern possibilities in this one breed, and that’s way more impressive than 31 flavors of ice cream. Just saying. 

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