Dog Information – Fun Facts About Dogs

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Here are a few interesting and enjoyable facts about dogs. For sure, you’ll find many things which you may not be aware of about man’s best friend.

  • It’s not true that dogs are color-blind. They can see color, although not as vivid compared to humans.
  • The only sweat glands of dogs are between the pads of their paws.
  • Just like human babies, Chihuahuas also have soft spots in their skulls when they’re born which also closes with age.
  • Basenji, a wolf-dog originating from Africa, is the only known breed of dog which cannot bark.
  • A breed of dog called Lundehune can close its ears and has 6 toes.
  • A whooping $15,000 was spent by Franklin Roosevelt to have his Scottie picked up by a destroyer in the Aleutian Islands.
  • In Roman times, light armor is also worn by mastiffs and they’re sent to follow mounted knights.
  • A dog aged 1 year old is as physically mature as a 15-year old human.
  • The world’s highest dog population is in the U.S.
  • France followed.
  • An average city-dog has longer life-span compared to a country dog by about 3 years.
  • The name of the Taco Bell dog is Gidget.
  • Newfoundlands are amazing swimmers because of the fact that their feet are webbed.
  • Basset hounds don’t know how to swim.
  • The fastest dogs are the greyhounds. They can run up to 45 miles/hour.
  • Dogs are mentioned in the bible 14 times.
  • There are 3 dogs which survived the Titanic’s sinking – a Pekingese, a Pomeranian and a Newfoundland.
  • The number one favorite breed in the U.K., Canada and the U.S. is the Labrador Retriever.
  • In the U.S., approximately 1 million dogs have been named as in their owner’s will as the primary beneficiaries.
  • Nose prints of dogs are as uniquely similar as the fingerprint of humans and can be used to identify them accurately.
  • The smartest dogs in the world are though to be the golden retriever, the poodle and the border collie.
  • The Afghan hound is believed to be the dumbest.
  • Smaller dog breeds mature faster compared to larger breeds.
  • The first Hollywood dog star is Rin Tin Tin.
  • …he actually signed 22 of his movie contracts with a pawprint!
  • Dogs do not have a sense of “time”.
  • Compared to humans, a dog’s smell is 100,000 times stronger, probably more.

write by Anwar Mumumed

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