Interesting Facts About Dogs

-Almost all dogs, except the Chow Chow and the Sharpei, have pink tongues.

-Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Beagle, Dachshund, and German Shepherd are the top five favorite dog breeds in the United States.

-The most popular name for a dog is Max.

-There are more than 150 dog breeds which are divided into 8 different classes: sporting, non-sporting, terrier, toy, herding, and miscellaneous.

-Dogs sweat through the pads on their feet.

-The most successful mountain rescue dog was a Saint Bernard named Barry, who saved 40 lives during the 1800s.

-Greyhounds can reach a top speed of 45 miles per hour.

-All dogs are descendants of wolves.

-A dogs whiskers are touch-sensitive hairs that can sense minute changes in airflow.

-Puppies are blind, deaf, and toothless when born.

-Dogs can learn more than 1000 words.

-Puppies grow half their body weight within the first five months!

-Puppies can sleep 18 to 20 hours a day.

-Dogs with perky ears hear sounds better than dogs with floppy ears.

-Smaller dog breeds typically live longer than larger dog breeds.

-The Saluki is the world’s oldest breed, originating in Egypt around 329 B.C.

-The Mastiff is the heaviest breed weighting around 200 pounds.

-No two dogs’ nose prints are alike, just like a humans fingerprints.

-Irish Wolfhounds are the tallest breed at 30-35 inches tall.

-A Russian dog named Laika was the first animal in space, traveling around Earth in 1957.

-Dogs see best at dusk and dawn.

-Dogs aren’t actually colorblind, they see shades of black and white as well as blues and yellows.

-A dog’s sense of smell is reduced by up to 40 percent when he’s overheated and panting.

 

 

 


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