21 Awesome Facts About Dogs
Your dog’s sense of smell is approximately 100,000 times better than yours. When a human is fearful, they perspire, and a dog is able to pick up on such change.
A phenomenal fact about dogs is that they can be trained to detect diseases in humans, such as cancer. They may be able to sniff out cancer cells simply through smelling a person’s breath.
Dogs have wet noses because they secrete a mucous that absorbs scent chemicals.
Stray dogs in Russia have learned how to ride the complex subway system, and get off at specific stops in search of food.
Compared to the average 19mph of many dogs, a greyhound can run at an incredible 45mph. With such amazing speed, they are the second fastest land animal behind the Cheetah.
When dogs roll in something, it could be because they like it and want to take its scent with them.
A study at UCSD claims that your fury buddy can genuinely get jealous when seeing you showing affection for another animal.
There are approximately 900 million dogs (including feral and wild dogs) around the whole world — of which, 3/4 are strays.
In ancient Greece, spiked collars were originally fashioned to protect dogs’ throats from wolf attacks.
Puppies are born blind and deaf, with both their eyes and ears sealed shut. For their first two weeks of life, newborn pups experience the world entirely through touch and smell. During the third week their eyes and ears open, giving tiny pups a whole new way to experience life.
Male dogs raise their legs while urinating to aim higher — in order to leave a message that they are tall and intimidating. That said, some wild dogs in Africa try to run up tree trunks while they are urinating to appear to be very large.
We are now at the end of this post, but before you go, I have a question for you! Are you a dog lover or a cat lover?
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