30 curious dog facts that will make you paws for thought


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30 curious dog facts that will make you paws for thought

Dogs have been man’s best friend for centuries. Faithful, loving, and intelligent, they make the best companions.However, there’s probably a lot about canines that you never knew. For example, did you know that dogs can hear and smell better than humans? Or how boxers got their name?Check out these curious facts that will make you paws for thought!

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Puppies

A female dog can have as many as 66 puppies in her lifetime and stays pregnant with her litter for about 60 days.

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Hearing

Dogs have a very good sense of hearing, hearing up to 10 times better than humans.

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Biblical creatures

Did you know that dogs are mentioned 14 times in the Bible?

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Teeth

An adult dog can have as many as 42 teeth.

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Puppies

Puppies are born blind, deaf and without teeth. The first sense they develop is touch.

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Man’s best friend

Dogs have been man’s best friend for centuries. According to historians, humans and dogs became allies 12,000 years ago.

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Sight

It is a myth that dogs see in black in white, but they do see differently to humans. They are able to see tones of blue and yellow, but they have difficulties differentiating between red and green.

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Speed

A dog can run up to 18.6 mph.

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Expressions

Dogs have around 100 different facial expressions and most of these are communicated through their ears.

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Natural cures

When dogs feel ruff they help themselves to grass to make themselves vomit and aid digestion.

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No chocolate

Chocolate is not a good treat for dogs. It contains theobromine, which can cause heart problems and complications in the dog’s nervous system and even lead to death.

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Trauma

Scientific research shows that dogs can suffer from past traumas, just like humans.

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Ruff and tumble

Boxers got their name from the way they start a fight using their front paws, just like human boxers do.

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Differences

All dog breeds have pink tongues aside from the Chow Chow and the Shar-Pei. These breeds have black or dark blue ones instead. That will set tongues wagging.

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Alcohol

Don’t be tempted to take your dog for a beer. Alcohol can cause a lot of health problems for dogs and could even kill them.

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Australia

Australia is home to wild packs of dogs called dingos.

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Weather warning

If your dog is restless, it could be that he’s worried or anticipating a storm. Dogs can hear, smell, and sense changes in the weather way before humans can.

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Guard dogs

Guard dogs are more likely to attack strangers who are running than those who are standing still. This is why if you see a dangerous dog it is best to stay in the same spot. Their bark is often worse than their bite!

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Sweat

Did you know that dogs sweat through their paw pads? No wonder they never look hot under the collar.

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Prevention

Castrating your dog can help prevent it from getting several types of cancer, as well as other illnesses.

Dog president

In a small village in Minnesota, a Great Pyrenees dog was elected town Mayor for three years running. Give this mutt a round of a-paws!

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Nose print

Dogs can be identified by their nose prints, just as humans can be identified by their finger prints.

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Biggest dog

The Irish Wolfhound is the largest dog breed in the world, and can grow to a height of 34 inches.

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Sense of smell

A dog’s sense of smell is 1 million times more acute than that of a human being. It is one of the best in the animal kingdom.

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Food

Dogs should eat more than just meat and biscuits. Their diet should be varied to keep them healthy.

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Muscles

Compared to humans, dogs have double the amount of ear muscles, which may explain why they use them to express themselves so much!

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Obesity

Obesity is one of the most common health problems in domestic dogs, caused by a bad diet and too many treats.

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Hearing

Smaller breeds are able to hear at a higher range than bigger ones.

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Giving blood

Dogs can donate blood. In many countries there are banks of dog blood, but there is a need for more donors due to the lack of awareness among owners.

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Temperature

Dogs maintain an average temperature of 100 F, which is slightly higher than the temperature of humans.

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