Top 50 Dog Facts

top 50 dog facts


  • 1 #DidYouKnow? DOGS are smart and the smartest are though to be: 1. Border Collie, 2. Podle and 3. Golden Retriever.
  • 2 #DidYouKnow? DOGS have many breeds and there are actually 703 breeds of purebred dogs in the world.
  • 3 #DidYouKnow? DOGS have many breeds and the heaviest breed of them all is the St. Bernard.
  • 4 #DidYouKnow? DOGS have two times the amount of muscles that they use to move their ears in comparison to a human
  • 5 #DidYouKnow? DOGS that are 1 years old is just as mature, physically, as a 15 year old human.
  • 6 #DidYouKnow? DOGS that are female can have puppies and produce over 66,000 dogs in 6 years (as long as they are not neutered)
  • 7 #DidYouKnow? DOGS actual AREN’T colour blind. They can see colour just not as vividly as humans.
  • 8 #DidYouKnow? DOGS have an average life expectancy of approximately 15 years (depending on size and breed)
  • 9 #DidYouKnow? DOGS are direct descendants of wolves.
  • 10 #DidYouKnow? DOGS heart beats up to 120 times per minute, which is actually 50% faster than the average human heartbeat.
  • 11 #DidYouKnow? DOGS commonly get foot disorders and this can be cured VERY easily by regularly clipping your dogs toe nails.
  • 12 #DidYouKnow? DOGS that are newly born are called puppies and sleep 90% of the day for the first few weeks.
  • 13 #DidYouKnow? DOGS are mentioned in Christmas cars, with almost 70% of owners also signing their pet’s names on cards.
  • 14 #DidYouKnow? DOGS have a long life expectancy and the old dog on record is from Queensland and was 29 years and 5 months.
  • 15 #DidYouKnow? DOGS of the breed ‘Lundehune’ have 6 toes and can close their ears.
  • 16 #DidYouKnow? DOGS that are just born (puppies) will not fully open their eyes until they are around 12 days old.
  • 17 #DidYouKnow? DOGS number 1 health problems I obesity, so please get them to exercise and feed them properly.
  • 18 #DidYouKnow? DOGS will instinctively seek and require the pack leader’s approval (which is the dogs owner in most cases)
  • 19 #DidYouKnow? DOGS that are female, bear their young for around 60 days (2 months) before they are born.
  • 20 #DidYouKnow? DOGS have an average body temperature of 38.44 degrees, which is similar to that of a humans.
  • 21 #DidYouKnow? DOGS cannot eat chocolate due to a substance called ‘theobromine’ which can be fatal or make them violently ill.
  • 22 #DidYouKnow? DOGS that are pets within a city, generally live for 3 years longer than a dog living in the country.
  • 23 #DidYouKnow? DOGS nose prints are as unique as a humans finger print and can be used to accurately identify dogs.
  • 24 #DidYouKnow? DOGS that are female are only ready to mate when ‘in heat’, which is twice a year for roughly 20 days at a time.
  • 25 #DidYouKnow? DOGS were surprisingly enough first domesticated by cavemen.
  • 26 #DidYouKnow? DOGS did survive the sinking of the Titanic. 3 did – a Newfoundland, a Pomeranian and a Pekingese.
  • 27 #DidYouKnow? DOGS generally curl up beside their owners or at their feet while they watch TV (actually 87% of owners say they do).
  • 28 #DidYouKnow? DOGS and humans are the only animals that have got prostates.
  • 29 #DidYouKnow? DOGS are always part of the family with 58% of families putting them in family portraits.
  • 30 #DidYouKnow? DOGS are mentioned in songs, at the end of ‘A Day in the Life’ by the beetles, a dog whistle is recorded for Paul’s dog.
  • 31 #DidYouKnow? DOGS (dingos) are not actually native to Australia and were introduce by immigrants thousands of years ago.
  • 32 #DidYouKnow? DOGS are mentioned in the bible exactly 14 times.
  • 33 #DidYouKnow? DOGS judge an object first by its movement, then their brightness and last by their shape.
  • 34 #DidYouKnow? DOGS have many breeds and the largest of them all is the Irish Wolfhound.
  • 35 #DidYouKnow? DOGS sense of hearing is more than 10 times acute than a humans.
  • 36 #DidYouKnow? DOGS CAN be smart but the dumbest dog is believed to be the Afghan hound.
  • 37 #DidYouKnow? DOGS have many breeds and the smallest of them all is the Chihuahua.
  • 38 #DidYouKnow? DOGS have snouts and the longer the snouts (nose) the more effective their internal cooling system is.
  • 39 #DidYouKnow? DOGS can run FAST! Greyhounds are the fastest dogs on Earth and go at speeds of up to 70 kilometers per hour.
  • 40 #DidYouKnow? DOGS can be trained to do a lot of tricks, one being to detect epileptic seizures within humans.
  • 41 #DidYouKnow? DOGS have many breeds but are all identical in anatomy – 321 bones and 42 permanent teeth.
  • 42 #DidYouKnow? DOGS can exert 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch from their mouth.
  • 43 #DidYouKnow? DOGS are fortunate. Over 1 million dogs in United States have been named as the primary beneficiary in their owners will.
  • 44 #DidYouKnow? DOGS are common pets around the world but the United States actually has the highest dog population in the world.
  • 45 #DidYouKnow? DOGS (puppies) will not fully develop their vision until they are 1 month old, so look out for the poor guys.
  • 46 #DidYouKnow? DOGS do not have any sense of ‘time’ and therefore do not know when they should eat.
  • 47 #DidYouKnow? DOGS can smell at an incredible rate, with having a sense of smell 100,000 times stronger than that of a human’s.
  • 48 #DidYouKnow? DOGS that do not have human contact within the first 3 months typically don’t make adequate pets.
  • 49 #DidYouKnow? DOGS and cats may have drowned in the 17th century due to rain, which is where ‘its raining cats and dogs’ originated from.
  • 50 #DidYouKnow? DOGS are common pets and France has the second highest dog population in world.
  • 51 #DidYouKnow? DOGS have been pets of humans for more than 12,000 years.
  • 52 #DidYouKnow? DOGS only have sweat glands that are found between their paw pads.

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