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Fun Facts About Dogs

  • Your dog is as smart as 2-year-old toddler
  • Dogs dream like people
  • Dogs are capable of feeling jealous when their owner shows affection to other dogs
  • Dogs have a sense of time
  • A dog’s smell is about 100,000 times better than a human’s, and the brain area that controls smell is 40 times larger in dogs than humans
  • Dog noses are wet to help absorb scent chemicals
  • Puppies are born blind, deaf, and with no teeth
  • A one-year-old dog is as physically mature as a 15-year-old human
  • An adult dog’s hearing is 4 times better than a human’s, and they have twice as many muscles to move their ears
  • Dogs see in shades of blue and yellow as well as black and white – this is why agility obstacles tend to be blue and yellow
  • Dogs can’t sweat (except for from their paw pads) – this is why they need to pant to cool themselves down
  • Adult dogs have 42 teeth (puppies 28)
  • A greyhound would beat a cheetah in a long distance race
  • Dogs have 3 eyelids
  • Dogs have a unique nose print (much like a humans fingerprints)
  • Dogs put their tail between the legs when frightened to cover the scent glands in the anal area (which carry the personal identifying scent of that dog) – this is the same as a human covering their face with their hands