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50 interesting facts about dogs

Dogs are mysterious little creatures. We humans may think that we know them, but there is a lot about those furry beings that are unknown to us. A lot of myths and misconceptions fly around when people talk about dogs. Today we are going to clear out some of those myths and present 50 fascinating facts about canines. It makes sense to be informed about your dog to keep it safe and healthy.

Dogs are smarter than you think

    1. Dogs are smarter than you think. They can grasp up to a thousand words if given proper training.
    2. A year-old dog has the same mental level as a 15-year old human, mature right!
    3. The average life expectancy of a dog is 10-15 years.
    4. Generally, smaller breeds tend to live longer than bigger dogs.
    5. Canines fall under the Carnivora order, but dogs are omnivores as they can eat meat, vegetables, and grains.
    6. As per a poll conducted in America, 33% of dog owners talk to their dogs on the phone or leave messages for them on the answering machine when they are not home. 
    7. 10% of people experience epileptic seizures at least once in their lives, and dogs can be trained to detect it.
    8. Nose prints of dogs are like fingerprints of humans. Each dog is born with a unique nose print.
    9. Norwegian Lundehunds have a unique feature as they come with six toes. They can close their ears too.
    10.  People believe that dogs are color blind. This is a myth. Dogs can see colors just not brightly. They don’t have a vivid vision like humans, but they can see colors. The dog vision is similar to our vision at dusk.
    11.  An intact female dog, a male dog, and their puppies can produce more than 66,000 dogs in 6 years. Imagine that! 
    12.  The Dog vision consists of shades of blue, yellow, black, white, and red.
    13.  One out of three households in America owns a dog.
    14.  Small breeds like bichons, Maltese, and poodles are preferred by allergic people, as they shed less fur.
    15.  Service Dogs are necessary medical equipment in the United States.
    16.  Dogs have to eyelids other than the one to keep their eyes moist.
    17.  Dogs prefer to be in a company because of being a pack animal.
    18.  More than 85% of dog owners admitted that their dog curls up beside them or at their feet while they watch TV.
    19.  Tigger, a bloodhound, holds the record for the longest dog ears, each being 13 inches long.
    20.  It used to be illegal to keep a dog as a pet in Iceland. The laws have changed now.
    21.  Stray dogs are now riding subways in Moscow to look for food.
    22.  Dogs can relax your blood pressure significantly. The mere act of petting is relaxing enough for humans.
    23.  Dogs can even detect cancer through appropriate training. Is there anything they can’t do?
    24. Your canines might get jealous too; if you show affection to someone other than them.
    25.  Dogs use whiskers as their sensory organ.
    26.  A trained German Shepherd guided her blind companion Bill Irwin through the entire Appalachian Trail, which is 2100 miles long.
    27.  Dogs only sweat from their paws, that is where the sweat glands are.
    28. Chihuahua puppies are born with a soft spot in their skull, which closes with age, similar to humans.
    29.  More than half of the American presidents have owned dogs.
    30.  President Calvin Coolidge, the 30th US President, had about six dogs.

  1.  Teddy Roosevelt, 26th US president, had a dog named Pete, who ripped a French ambassador’s pants off at the White House. 
  2.  The Newfoundland’s webbed feet make them great swimmers.
  3.  Puppies use the heat sensors in their nose to find their mom while their eyes are closed.
  4.  Dogs are deaf, blind, and toothless at the time of birth.
  5. Chow Chows are not born with blue-back tongues. They have a pink tongue that changes color in 8- 10 weeks of their birth.
  6.  About one million dogs are the primary beneficiaries of their Owners will in America.
  7.  Obesity is the most common and severe health problem in dogs.
  8.  There are a whopping 703 pure breeds of dogs.
  9.  Dogs are mentioned in the Bible also that to approximately 30 times.
  10.  Paul McCartney recorded a high-pitched dog whistle for his sheepdog at the end of the song- A day in the life.
  11.  About 70% of Americans sign the name of their pet on holiday cards.
  12.  In ancient times, Chinese people used dogs to keep themselves warm. They used to keep dogs up in their sleeves for body heat.
  13.  Dogs are the successors of wolves.
  14.  A dog’s olfactory senses are 10000 times stronger than humans.
  15.  Three of the twelve dogs on the Titanic, a Newfoundland, a Pomeranian, and a Pekingese, survived the sinking.
  16.  Tomarctus is a species that roamed the earth for 15 million years, is known to be the ancestor of dogs.
  17.  American Kennel Club declared Berger Picard, Miniature American Shepherd, and Lagotto Romagnolo as the latest dog breeds in 2015.
  18.  Another comparison between dogs and humans is that dogs have almost twice as many ear muscles than humans.
  19.  Dogs can even learn to count and solve math problems.
  20. Pit bulls have the worst reputation of all breeds. They are called the violent breed. As a result, to this notion, the BADRAP non-profit animal welfare was started by the owners of pit bulls. It is the only animal welfare with the highest impact.

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