Dog Facts - What you can be proud of being a Dog Owner!!

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Posted on March 14, 2015, 7:23 pm

This is what I have been thinking for quite some time, but hadn't have that time to search for this info on the web. The last week I could manage to scoop some time out of my bustling schedule and got to gather lot more information about the wonderful pet which makes our life complete. Now its our turn to know more about and actually u can even proud to be dog owner.. as well..

  • A dog's nose has about 4 times as many scent cells as a cat’s and 14 times more than a human’s. That’s why dogs are often used to track down illegal drugs and missing persons. They can sniff out their dinner from any room in the house!

  • With patience and understanding you can teach any old dog new tricks, depending on what you are trying to teach, or un-teach the dog, which is usually more difficult. Dogs can learn at any age, and like humans, it’s just old habits that are hard to break!

  • Dogs see in color, but not the same way that we do. Veterinary ophthalmologists have found that dogs are similar to people with red/green color blindness, meaning they can see bluish and greenish shades but not reddish ones. To a dog, a bright orange ball on a grassy lawn appears as a light greenish ball in greenish grass. Go fetch!

Princess Lola (Pit bull)
Pit bull

Photo Credits - Guerita

Dogs can donate blood to other dogs.

  • According to a recent survey, the most popular name for a dog is Max. Other popular names include Molly, Sam, Zach, and Maggie. (The DOG named MAX holds a Guinness World Record for oldest dog). Read more..

  • The oldest dog ever died at age 29. Actually who lived 29 years and 282 days holds the Guinness World Record for oldest dog.

  • An estimated 1 million dogs in the United States have been named the primary beneficiary in their owner's will.

  • Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not sweat by salivating. They sweat through the pads of their feet.

Studies have shown that people who own pets live longer, have less stress, and have fewer heart attacks.

  • Every known dog, except the chow, has a pink tongue - a chow's tongue is black.

  • Dogs can alert their owners of an epileptic seizure up to an hour before it occurs.

  • Walt Disney's family dog was named Lady. She was a poodle.

  • Domesticated for more than 10,000 years, the dog was one of the first animals domesticated by humans.

  • The heaviest dogever weighed 319 pounds.

Shadow (Border collie)
Border collie

Photo Credits - Stephanie Castro

Over 50% of all pet owners would rather be stranded on a desert island with their pet, not another person.

  • Dogs only sweat from the bottoms of their feet, the only way they can discharge heat is by panting.

  • Dogs have about 100 different facial expressions, most of them made with the ears.

  • Dogs have about 10 vocal sounds.

  • Dogs do not have an appendix.

  • There are more than 350 different breeds of dogs worldwide. (Check our lesting of Dogd from around the world)

  • Most domestic dogs are capable of reaching speeds up to about nineteen miles per hour when running at full speed.

  • Using their swiveling ears like radar dishes, experiments have shown that dogs can locate the source of a sound in 6/100ths of a second.

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