As a dog owner, you can be very familiar with your dog. You know their every mood, behavior, and recognize exactly what it means when they begin to bark through the front door. It is agreed that human and dog’s relationship is based on mutual understanding, love, and loyalty, and I believed, you and your dog’s shared all the three.
Although you may think that you know everything about your dog, but there are a lot of things you may not know. However, here are 8 incredibly, interesting facts about dogs you may not know, that can help you get a better personal understanding of your dog.
1-Dog smell better than human:
Study shows that your dog’s can smell thousands of times better than human. In addition, dog’s noses have millions of odor receptors more than the human nose. For example, a human nose has 5 million in averages while a dachshund has 125 million that make them very useful in inhaling drugs, corpses, bed bugs, explosives, etc.
2-Dogs dream like people:
Have you ever noticed that your dogs are jerking in their sleep; does this mean they are dreaming? Researchers established that dogs have the same patterns of sleep and brain activity as humans, also that small dog dreams once in 10 minutes and the big dog dream after a gap of one hour. Today’s psychology suggests that they are probably imagining memorable activities like playing outside or chasing the ball.
3-Dogs are as smart as a two-year-old human baby:
According to a dog researcher and writer Stanley Coren, your child and puppy are about on the same level when it comes to brains. He also explains that dogs can count, understand more than 150 words, and even prank people or other dogs to get treats. Although intelligence differs according to breed. Border Collies are the smartest.
4-As human baboons also keep dogs as their pets:
It is claimed that a troop of baboons Hamadryas near Taif in Saudi Arabia, keep dogs as their pets. Baboons kidnap puppies and enjoy a symbiotic relationship. However, this fact is still under debate.
5-Dogs sweat only through the pads of their paws:
The Rest of their body does not sweat and their average body temperature is warmer than humans. Dogs use scent glands on their paws to mark their territory.
6-Dog noses are unique:
No two dog noses are alike; they are almost equivalent to human fingerprints, each with a unique pattern of ridges and creases. And their print nose can be used to identify them correctly. Also it will surprise you to know that U.S. has the highest dog population in the world. France has the second highest.
7-Dog In space:
The first animal that lived in space was Laika, a Soviet space dog in 1957. This was possible with the help of a terrestrial satellite. Laika was also the first animal to orbit the earth.
8-Puppies are born blind, toothless and deaf:
During birth, puppies are deaf, blind and toothless and have almost no sense of smell. To ensure that your puppy grows into a healthy adult dog, feed them with a balanced puppy specify diet.
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