Interesting Facts About Dogs

DID YOU KNOW........

  • A dog pricks up his ears to listen better. Dogs can hear high-pitched sounds humans cannot, and a dog can hear and recognize the sound of the family car driving down the road on its way home. Dogs can even recognize the sound of your footsteps.
  • A dog can run up to 19 miles per hour when running at full speed, but the members of the greyhound family can run up to 42 miles per hour.
  • A dog’s hearing is much greater than a human’s, especially for high-pitched sound. Dogs can hear sounds that are ultrasonic. If a dog suddenly pricks up its ears and becomes alert for no apparent reason, he might have detected bat or rodent sounds that are not heard by human ears.
  • Dogs have many strange habits. One is the tendency to lick their most private parts. Even though this sounds perverse, it serves an important purpose. The dog’s genitourinary tract will not function without the stimulation that comes from frequent licking.
  • Small dogs live the longest. Toy breeds can live 16 years or more. Larger dogs average 7-12 years. Veterinary medicine has extended these estimates by about three years. However, some breeds, such as Tibetan terriers, live as long as 20 years.
  • Dogs often hesitate before going out in the rain. It’s not because they are afraid of getting wet, but because the rain amplifies sound and hurts their sensitive ears.
  • Studies show that a lovingly handled dog is a healthier dog. The touch of the human hand improves the functions of virtually all the sustaining systems: respiratory, circulatory, digestive and so on. A frequently petted newborn puppy is not only healthier and happier; it will also be a better behaved dog. Dogs, like humans, find solace in touching another living being, which is another reason why they get along so well together.
  • Did you know that the average dog has 42 permanent teeth in its mouth?
  • A frightened dog puts his tail between his legs because it cuts off the scent glands in its anal region, which is a very vulnerable part of the anatomy. Since the anal glands carry personal scents that identify the individual dogs, the tail between the legs action is the dog’s equivalent of insecure humans hiding their faces.
  • Dogs cannot see as well as humans and  are considered color blind. A dog sees objects first by their movement, second by their brightness, and third by their shape.

"Penny" One of "Rosie's" puppies.

Tamar White 10.05.2016 03:58

Sorry you don't have any puppies now. I enjoyed reading your interesting facts page. I'm sure you're a great Poodle Mom. We have had 5 pet toy poodle puppies 👍

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