50 Dog Facts You Should Know

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Dog facts will always be an interesting topic for us, humans. Who wouldn’t want to know more about their best friend? They are the most caring, loyal, selfless and loving creatures. We can even hear countless faithful dog stories of unconditional love! Spending time with them will always be fun! Dogs will always be a good company anytime, anywhere!

“The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.”

                                                                                                           ― Johnny Depp

Humans and dogs are inseparable! We love them and care for them. Research says that we sometimes care more about dogs than humans. Seemingly, Dogs are of much importance to our lives like humans do. Hence, to help you know more about your buddies, here are 50 Cool Dog Facts that will let you appreciate them all the more!


Interesting Dog Facts


1. Dogs sometimes appear to smile -- much like humans -- with open mouth grinning. This may indicate a relaxed, submissive state.

2. All dogs can be traced back 40 million years ago to a weasel-like animal called the Miacis which dwelled in trees and dens. The Miacis later evolved into the Tomarctus, a direct forbear of the genus Canis, which includes the wolf and jackal as well as the dog.

3. Dogs also have ten more adult teeth than humans, 42 versus 32.

4. Dogs can count up to 5 and do simple mathematical calculations.

5. A stray dog named Laika was the first mammal to orbit Earth in 1957.

6. 30% of Dalmatians are deaf in one ear.


Interesting Dog Facts


7. Small quantities of grapes and raisins can cause renal failure in dogs. Chocolate, macadamia nuts, cooked onions, or anything with caffeine can also be harmful.

8. Over 20% of all dogs experience allergies.

9. Dogs are the oldest domesticated animal.

10. Ancient Egyptians revered their dogs. When a pet dog would die, the owners shaved off their eyebrows, smeared mud in their hair, and mourned aloud for days.

11. When the Titanic sunk, 3 dogs on it survived. They were a Newfoundland, a Pomeranian, and a Pekingese.

12. The average city dog lives 3 years longer than the average country dog.

13. Dogs do not have an appendix.

14. There are about 400 million dogs in the world.


Dog Facts


15. The more often you brush your dog, the less often you will need to bathe him/her. Brushing removes dander, dirt and excess oil.

16. Dogs are omnivores -- they eat meat, grains and vegetables.

17. Did you know that puppies can sleep 20 hours a day? No wonder they have so much energy when they are awake!

18. Dog nose prints are like human fingerprints. They can be used to identify the dog just as fingerprints do.

19. Obesity is the number 1 health issue in dogs.

20. The most dogs ever owned by one person were 5,000 Mastiffs owned by Kublai Khan.

21. Dalmatians are completely white at birth.

22. A male canine is referred to as a dog, while a female is called a bitch.

23. About 30% of Dogs Surrendered to Shelters Are Purebred.

24. It costs approximately $10,000 to train a federally certified search and rescue dog.



25. There are an estimated 400 million dogs in the world.

26. If a guy has a dog with him, he’s three times more likely to get a girl’s phone number.

27. The U.S. has the highest dog population in the world. France has the second highest.

28. Puppies are born with their eyes closed. They don’t open until they are about 12 days old.

29. Dog fossils were found as early as 10,000 B.C.

30. One female dog and her female children could produce 4,372 puppies in seven years.

31. Petting dogs is proven to lower blood pressure of dog owners.

32. All dogs have 321 bones.

33. A dog’s nose is his best asset and he relies on it to provide him with a detailed account of the world.

34. Dogs sense of smell is 10,000 times stronger than humans.

35. Some dogs can identify the smell of lung cancer from sniffing a person’s breath.

36. Puppies are born deaf, but as dogs mature they develop a sense of hearing that is about four times as acute as ours.

37. Research has found that dogs make direct inferences from our behaviors, and that learn not to trust unreliable people.

38. People have been writing about dogs for around 2,000 years, but the earliest books were practical guides for people who kept dogs for working, primarily hunting.

39. Fifty-eight percent of dog owners include their dogs in their annual holiday photos.



40. Dogs do dream, just like us. Researchers discovered that dogs experience the same wave patterns we do when we sleep.

41. Primitive peoples used dogs to help them catch game for food.

42. Dogs can learn more than 1000 words.

43. The Mayans and Aztecs symbolized every tenth day with the dog, and those born under this sign were believed to have outstanding leadership skills.

44. When dogs poop, they prefer to do it in alignment with the Earth’s magnetic field.

45. The Norwegian Lundehund is the only dog that has six toes on each foot!

46. Chow Chows are born with pink tongues, which turn blue-black at 8 to 10 weeks.

47. Recent research suggests that dogs get premature greying due to stress and genetics, just like us.

48. The oldest dog on record was an Australian cattle dog named Bluey who lived 29 years and 5 months. In human years, that is more than 160 years old.

49. Puppies are blind, deaf and toothless when born.

50. Dogs are mentioned in the Bible more than 35 times.

There’s a lot to learn about our genuine pets. Their loyalty and companionship will remind you that you are never alone. Their compassion will always assure you love and comfort. Their selflessness and unconditional love will teach you the true meaning of love. Hence, as their best friend we should always appreciate them. No one can ever match their efforts affection.


“If you don't own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.”
                                                                                                                               ― Roger A. Caras


Whether you’re on the hunt to find the Smartest Dog Breed to have a genius pet or searching for free puppies in the internet or even in the look for Pet Care guides, remember that the best way to know more about the ones you love is by spending time with them.


These Dog Facts, trivias and informations will help you in understanding your best friend more and more. Let’s spend time with them us much as they spend their time with us! 

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