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50 Amazing Facts about Dogs

Amazing facts about dogs

1.  Dogs belong to Animalia Kingdom, Mammalia Class, Canidae family.

2.  Do you have a dog? If not make Labrador as your pet, it is the most popular breed of dog, which is gentle, intelligent and has near limitless energy.

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3.  Humans and other primates enjoy Hugging but dogs don’t.

4.  50 American Soldiers are saved by two stray dogs in Afghanistan.

5.  “A day inn the Life” the Beatles song was recorded by Paul McCartney, which has an extra high-pitched whistle.  This is made for his dog, as dogs can hear high frequencies.

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6.  Service dogs are trained in such a way that they know when they are on duty.  They know their business time when harness is on.  They become playful and energetic when it is removed.

7.  A small Pekingese dog is literally hidden up in the emperor’s sleeves as his last line of defense, in ancient China.

8.  A dog shaped building is present in NewZealand.

9.  Did you know that the wetness of the dog nose is essential as it determines from what direction a smell is coming from.

10.  Dogs drink water by making the back of their tongue into a minicup.

11.  The Newfoundland breed dogs has a webbed feet and water resistant coat.  This dog was bred to rescue people at risk of drowning and to help haul nets for fisherman.

12.  Did you know that 3 dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic of them two are Pomeranian and the other one is Pekingese.

13.  A normal adult dog has 42 teeth and puppies have 28.

14.  Dogs chase their tails for various reasons like exercise, curiosity, anxiety etc.,

14.  Dalmatian dogs have no spots when they are born, spots are developed as they grow older.

15.  Dogs eyes contain Tapetum Lucidum which is a special membrane, it helps dogs to see in the dark.

16.  Dogs sweat only through the pads of their feet.

17.  Dogs have a special membrane in eyes called “haw”, which keeps the eye moist and protected.

18.  Dogs normal temperature is between 101 and 102.5 Fahrenheit.

19.  72.9 million homes has a dog, of which  62% are U.S. households.

20.  Dogs sense of smell is more accurate than human, which is 10,000 to 100,000 times.

21.  Chow Chow dogs are born with pink tongues, they turn blue-black at 8-10 weeks of age.

22.  Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.

23.  Dogs cannot see colors as clearly as  humans and cannot distinguish and see the exact color.

24.  60 days, this is the gestation period in dogs.

25.  Dogs can detect lung cancer, low blood sugar,.

26.  There are around 150 dog breeds, divided into 8 classes.

27.  Only dog that does not bark in the world is Basenji.

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28.  Chow Chow and Shar-pei are the only two breeds, which don’t have pink tongues.

29.  Female dogs bite double the amount of males.

30.  Greyhounds can reach speeds of 45 miles per hour making them as the fastest canines on the planet.

31.  Cesky Terrier is the world’s rarest dog breed, only 350 of them exist.

32.  The world’s smallest dog is a Yorkshire Terrier from Great Britain, weighed a teeny-tiny 4 ounces at age two.

33.  $1.5 million is the cost paid for buying a dog in China.Sounds crazy right!

34.  United States has the largest number of dogs, France comes second.

35.  Keep seeds of apples and pears away from dogs, as they can kill your dogs. They contain arsenic.

36.  Greater flexibility for running is possible for dogs, as its shoulder blades are unattached to the rest of the skeleton.

37.  Kubla Khan owned 5,000 Mastiffs, which makes him the biggest owner.

38.  Max and Jake are the most popular male dog names. Maggie and Molly are for female dogs.

39. Laika was the first living mammal to orbit the Earth in the Soviet Sputnik spacecraft in 1957.

40.  Dog nose prints are unique.

41.  The biggest dog is Zorba, an English mastiff. Zorba measured 8′ 3″ and weighed 343 pounds.

42.  Akbash dog and the Basenji are the quietest dogs, while the Beagle and Collie are the noisiest dogs.

43.  $ 1 billion a year, this is the amount of loss caused due to dog bites. Almost 5 million dog bites occur per year.

44.  Border Collie and the Poodle are the most intelligent dogs, whereas the Basenji and the Afghan Hound are the least intelligent.

45.  To attract a date the best dog is Golden Retriever. The Worst is Pit Bull.

46.  Newly born puppies are deaf, blind.

47.  Don’t ever feed your dogs with grapes or resins, even in small amounts Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs.

48.  In Russia some stray dogs figured out, how to use the subway system in order to travel to other places in search of food.

49.  Dogs can count up to five, can perform simple mathematical calculations and are capable of understanding up to 250 words and gestures. The dog is as intelligent as a two-year-old child on an average.

50.Bloodhounds has keen sense of smell and are used from past.

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