21 Interesting Facts about Dogs*

21 Interesting facts about dogs

April 4, 2016

Native English Instructor

Written by Douglas Shaw

Here are 21 interesting facts about dogs who are always considered as man’s best friend because they are known for their loyalty. They can also be easily trained, they are capable of learning, and that’s why they make really good pets..

Do you think you know everything there is to know about canines? Think again! Check out these 21 interesting facts you may have never heard.

Interesting fact 1. You can lower your blood pressure just by petting your dog.

Interesting fact 2. The reason dogs curl-up is because of an age-old instinct to keep themselves warm and to protect vital organs while they sleep.

Interesting fact 3. Dogs have wet noses because it helps to absorb scent chemicals.

Interesting fact 4. When dogs poop, they prefer to do it in alignment with the Earths magnetic field.

Interesting fact 5. Dogs sense of smell is 10,000 times stronger than humans.

Interesting fact 6. Labradors are the most popular breed in the United States.

Interesting fact 7. Dogs don’t only see in black and white – they can also see blue and yellow.

Interesting fact 8. The University of California found that dogs can get jealous if they see their human displaying affection toward something or someone else.

Interesting fact 9. Bloodhounds are able to trace scents that are over 300 hours old.

Interesting fact 10. Dalmatian puppies are born completely white and develop their spots over time.

Interesting fact 11. If your dogs paws smell like corn chips, it’s most likely because dogs only have sweat glands in their feet.That smell is their naturalbody order.

Interesting fact 12. Dogs have at least 18 muscles in each ear.

Interesting fact 13. Dogs can hear about 4 times the distance of a human.

Interesting fact 14. Dogs can recognize more than 150 words.

Interesting fact 15. The dogs whiskers are used as sensing devices; some dogs even use them to see if they can fit into small places.

Interesting fact 16. According to a recent survey, the most popular name for a dog is Max. Other popular names include Molly, Sam, Zach, and Maggie.

Interesting fact 17. If a dog isn’t spayed or neutered, a female dog, her mate and their offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in a year.

Interesting fact 18. Did you know that about 1/3 of the dogs that are surrendered to animal shelters are pure-bred dogs?

Interesting fact 19. Dogs wagging their tail doesn’t just mean they are happy. Two simple examples are that when it wags to the left, they are frightened and to the right, they are happy.

Interesting fact 20. The United States is the largest dog loving country in the world with over 75 million dogs living there.

Interesting fact 21. The priciest dog in the world, a Tibetan Mastiff, was recently bought in China for 1.5 million dollars (usd).

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