Things You Didn’t Know about Dogs
Dogs are a man’s best friend and there have been many heartwarming cases where dogs have saved their owners’ lives. A dog’s loyalty is unquestionable and everybody knows that it doesn’t take too much effort to make a dog happy (compared with a cat, for example). But there are still many things that we don’t know about dogs. Some things can be deduced while others come as a total surprise. Here are some things that would make you see dogs in a different light.
Dogs Are Not Colorblind
Surprising as it may seem, dogs aren’t colorblind. They see colors just like us, humans, but not so vividly. Something we don’t know about dogs.
Dogs sweat, too. But they sweat with their paws. And they regulate their temperature by panting. Another thing we don’t know about dogs.
Everybody knows that dogs grow up differently. So a one-year-old dog has the age of a 15-year-old human.
The Fastest Dog on Earth
Greyhounds are the fastest dogs on Earth. They can run even 45 miles per hour.
Their Biggest Health Problem
This may be a surprise for some dog owners, but the biggest health problem that dogs face is obesity.
How You Can Identify a Dog
A human’s fingerprint is unique. So is a dog’s nose print.
The Largest Breed of Dog
Is the Irish Wolfhound.
The Smallest Breed of Dog
And the smallest breed of dog is the Chihuahua.
What they Share in Common with Humans
It seems that only dogs and humans have prostates.
An Overwhelming Number of Breeds
There are 703 official purebred dogs.
The Smartest Dog Is…
The border collie. The following smartest breeds of dogs are the poodle and the golden retriever.
Their Cute Nose
Apart from working as the equivalent of a human fingerprint when it comes to methods of identifying a dog, their nose is also incredible. Because of their unique nose, a dog’s smell is 100,000 stronger than a human’s.
A dog’s eyesight isn’t as great. It’s actually worse than a human’s. But they compensate with a very well-developed olfactory system.
Caffeine can kill a dog. In the happiest scenarios it can make it very ill. So keep coffee away from dogs.
The Same Anatomy
All dogs, regardless of their breed, have the same anatomy: 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones.
Puppies and Cats
What do cats and dogs share in common, for some time at least? Puppies sleep 90% a day.
The Ear Muscles
Dogs have two times more ear muscles than men do. This is why they can move their ears so easily.
All dogs are direct descendants of wolves. And wolfs descended from Tomarctus, a prehistoric creature.
A dog’s sense of hearing is better than a human’s. Ten times better.
Born Completely White
All Dalmatians are born completely white. In time, their cute little dots start appearing on their fur.
Dogs’ hearts beat up to 120 times a minute. This is 50% faster than a human’s heartbeats.