A dog's nose print is as unique as a human fingerprint.
45% of dogs sleep in their owners bed. Hope they are not all cover hogs.
All puppies are born deaf, but grow to hear 4 times better then humans.
Three dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic, 2 Pomeranians and 1 Pekingese.
Dogs can be trained to search for cancer and other diseases due to the different metabolic waste produced by the cells.
Dogs have wet noses because it helps to absorbs scent chemicals.
Studies have shown that petting a dog for 15 minutes can lower blood pressure by 10 % and lower the feeling of stress, depression and combat loneliness.
Dogs hearing is 4 times more acute then humans. Dogs are capable of locating the source of a sound in 6/100ths of a second by using their swiveling ears like radar dishes
Dogs have 18 muscles to control their ears. humans have 6.
Dogs can understand up to 250 words and gestures.
Canines have 300 million olfactory receptors, and the smell part of their brain is 40% larger then a humans.
Dogs tails have their own language. A loose wag from side to side means the dog feels relaxed and content. More fervent wagging with hip movements means the dog is happy or saying hello to a loved one. If the tail is straight up, it’s a sign of confidence or aggression; down and curled between the legs usually means fear or submission.
American Kennel Club registers 200 breeds of dogs in 7 group categories, TOY, TERRIER, HOUND, SPORTING, NON-SPORTING, HERDING, AND WORKING GROUPS.
Worldwide, the Fédération Cynologique Internationale officially recognizes 360 breeds. The FCI, also known as the International Canine Federation, is the largest international federation of kennel clubs with members, associates and partners in 98 countries.
It was recently discovered that dogs do see in color, just not as vivid as we see.
The Basenji is the only bark less dog in the world.
Greyhounds can reach a speed of up to 45 miles per hour.
When a puppy is born, he is blind, deaf, and toothless.
A dog’s whiskers — found on the muzzle, above the eyes and below the jaws — are technically known as vibrissae. They are touch-sensitive hairs than actually sense minute changes in airflow.
Adult dogs have 42 teeth.
Our friendship with dogs goes way, way back. Dogs may have started living with humans as long as 40,000 years ago!
There are thought to be over 900 million dogs in the world!
Even though dogs of different breeds may not look anything alike, dogs are all the same species