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Amazing Facts About Dogs


Written on 2:37 AM by Mrudula

  • Dogs have been man’s pet for over 14,000 years.
  • Smearing a small amount of dog feces on an insect bite will relieve the itching and swelling.
  • Dogs DO have better low-light vision than humans because of a special light-reflecting layer behind their retinas
  • A dog’s naked behind leaves absolutely no bacteria when pressed against carpet.
  • A German Shepherd guide dog led her blind companion the entire 2100 mile Applachian Trail

    German Shepherd
  • Like human babies, Chihuahuas are born with a soft spot in their skull which closes with age
  • President Lyndon Johnson had two beagles named Him and Her
  • The Russians trained dogs during WWII to run suicide missions with mines strapped to their backsA one year old dog is as mature, physically, as a 15 year old human
  • The average city dog lives 3 years longer than a country dog
  • 15 people die in the U.S. every year from dog bites
  • Newfoundlands are great swimmers because of their webbed feet
  • Bingo is the name of the dog on the side of the Cracker Jack box
  • The Labrador Retriever is the #1 favorite breed in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.
  • An American Animal Hospital Assoc. poll found that 33% of dog owners admit to talking to their dogs on the phone and leaving answering machine messages for them while away
  • 70% of people sign their pet’s name on greeting and holiday cards
  • The phrase “raining cats and dogs” originated in 17th century England when it is believed that many cats and dogs drowned during heavy periods of rain.
  • The largest breed of dog is the Irish Wolfhound
  • The St. Bernard is the heaviest
  • Every dog on earth likely descended from a species knows as the Tomarctus - a creature that roamed the earth over 15 million years ago
  • while JFK’s terrir, Charlie, father 4 puppies with Laika’s daughter
  • Dachshunds were originally bred for fighting badgers

  • All dogs are identical in anatomy - 321 bones and 42 permanent teeth
  • Dogs judge objects first by their movement, then by their brightness, and lastly by their shape
  • Female dogs are only ready to mate - “in heat” - twice a year for a total of roughly 20 days
  • Puppies sleep ninety percent of the day for their first few weeks
  • The Wizard of Oz’s Toto was played by a female Cairn Terrier named Terry
  • The longer a dog’s nose, the more effective it’s internal cooling system
  • Dogs are all direct descendants of wolves
  • Cerberus was the tri-headed dog that guarded the underworld in Greek mythology
  • Humans can detect sounds at 20,000 times per second, while dogs can sense frequencies of 30,000 times per second.
  • Dalmatian puppies are born completely white.

  • Dalmatian
  • All breeds of dog have been found to attack livestock - from 3 month old puppies, all the way up to thirteen year old poodles
  • Davy Crockett had a dog named Sport
  • Many foot disorders inn dogs are simply an issue of long toenails
  • Average body temperature for a dog is 101.2 degrees
  • They are naturally submissive to any creature with higher pack status - human or canine
  • The Chihuahua was named after the state in Mexico where they were discovered

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