Fascinating Dog Facts And Breeds

Fascinating Dog Facts And Breeds
Fascinating Dog Facts And Breeds

Dogs are wonderful creatures with great personality. Here are fascinating dog facts that are worth your time! Being a fan of investigative channels and novels, I got to love and respect these buddies a whole lot for solely solving or helping out to solve crimes. 

Dogs have different meanings to people.  They have been seen to help parents teach responsibility to their children, become great companions, stay true and are loyal friends. A dog can sense danger even before the owner catch a glimpse and they can smell scents miles away.

Dogs were believed to be descendants of the wolf for a long time, well, maybe I still do. This is came to be during the world war where some Russians decided to abandon their dogs due to cost of living.

The dogs ended up on the streets and scared everyone making them believe they must be related to wolves before domestication.

Fascinating Dog Facts And Breeds
Fascinating Dog Facts And Breeds

Dogs take a while to get a good spot to answer the call of nature unlike goats that can do it anywhere. This is because dogs poop in alignment with the earth’s magnetic field! Now, isn’t that fascinating enough. Let’s go even deeper!

General Fascinating Dog Facts

  1. Dogs can smell your feelings! A fascinating dog fact is that dogs’ sense of smell is about 100,000 times better than that of humans. A reason why they can tell when feelings are not genuine.
  2. Do you know why dogs’ noses are always wet? It’s because it helps them absorb scent chemicals.
  3. A dog’s nose print is similar to human finger print. It is unique! They even have over 200 million receptors with humans having just 5 million receptors.
  4. A deaf and blind dog is not useless, their noses are so functional sensing heat radiation that they can hunt and detect smells miles away.
  5. Dogs have a sense of time! This is not so common with humans whether jokingly or not, dogs can tell the time giving their owners signals when it’s time for an activity they participate in such as walking them.
  6. Dogs have emotions! Dogs get jealous when their owner showers affection on other animals and this is usually a case of cats and dogs.
  7. Oxytocin the love hormone can be released when you gaze lovingly into a dog’s eyes.
  8. Blood pressure can be reduced and regulated in humans when they pet dogs. This is mutual though, the dog’s blood pressure reduces as well.
  9. Dogs can tell you a lot about how someone would treat you. This is because people who do not like pets are believed that such would betray.
  10. Just like children suffer from separation anxiety, dogs also do and leaving a piece of clothing with them calms them.
  11. Puppies are born deaf!
  12. A puppy will grow half of its body weight in about 5 months giving their vets an idea of how big they will be as adults.
  13. Dogs have about 1700 taste buds very close to humans having between 2000 and 10,000 taste buds.
  14. Dogs curl up because they want to feel warm and protect their internal organs while they sleep.
  15. Dogs can help in therapy, a typical example are Michael Vick dogs that now cheer up people in nursing homes etc.

    Fascinating Dog Facts And Breeds
    Therapy Dogs
  16.  Dogs were domesticated about 34000 years ago.
  17. Dogs reach sexual maturity fast with a dog’s first set of puppies giving birth to about 67,000 puppies in six years.
  18. Dogs would submit willingly to creatures regardless of size but with higher pack such as the cats.

Fascinating Dog Breeds

  1. The Greyhound can outrun Cheetah in a race. They have the ability to maintain same speed for miles while cheetah relaxes at a point.
  2. The Norwegian Lundehund is the only dog with 6 toes on each foot.
  3. The Labrador Retriever has been a popular breed for over 25 years.

    Fascinating Dog Facts And Breeds
    Beagle, An Hunting Dog
  4. The Bloodhound sense of smell is very accurate that it can be taken as evidence in a court of law.
  5. Dalmatians are born completely white and the spots only develop as they age.
  6. Australian Shepherd is an American breed and the Labrador retriever from Newfoundland.
  7. The Alaskan Malamute can withstand temperature as low as -70°F and are the oldest working sled dog.
  8. Mastiffs were used in Ancient Rome in wars. They wore armor and attacks mounted knights.
  9. Dachshunds were initially bred to fight badgers.
  10. The Basenji popularly known as the ‘Barkless Dog’ do yodel instead.

Fascinating Dog Health Facts

  1. Dogs can be trained to detect Cancer in humans.
  2. Both the Boy and Girl Scouts have merit badges in dog care.
  3. Dogs have three eyelids with the third keeping them lubricated.
  4. Tail docking may have its roots in Ancient Rome where writer Lucius Columella claimed amputating a dogs tail helped prevent Rabies.

    Fascinating Dog Facts And Breeds
    Dogs Have Three Eyelids
  5.  Chinese Chow Chow and Shar-Pei are the only two dogs with a blackish purple tongue. The cause of is still unknown!
  6. Dogs have improved low-light vision because there are more light-sensitive rods than colour detecting cones.
  7.  Dogs can also suffer from obesity. Its a top rank health problem.

Dog Breed Specials

  • Herding: these are dogs that move in groups and tenderly care for their young ones. They include breeds such as German Shepherds, Collies, and Corgis.
  • Sporting: they are dogs used in sports on their own or with a human companion. Breeds in this category include Brittanys, Spaniels, and Retrievers.

    Fascinating Dog Facts And Breeds
    Dogs In Law Enforcement
  • Hound: they are dogs used to hunt and track scents. Breeds in these category may have hound included in their names such as the Irish Wolfhound, Basset Hounds, Bloodhound and others may not such as Basenji and Rhodesian Ridgeback.
  • Terrier: they are majorly used to hunt games or venison. Breeds here include Terrier breeds and Miniature Schnauzer.
  • Working: they are dogs trained, employed and paid to perform special tasks. Fascinating dog breeds here include Akita, Bull Mastiff, Rottweiler, and Siberian Husky.

    Fascinating Dog Facts And Breeds
    Fascinating Dog Facts And Breeds
  • Toy: dogs in this category are very small regardless of their age. The fascinating dogs include the Chihuahua, Maltese, Pug and Toy Fox Terrier.
  • Non-Sporting: they are dogs naturally bred for sport but now used as pets. Dog breeds include the Bulldog, Dalmatian, Keeshond, and Shiba Inu.
  • Miscellaneous: they can fit into pets category and others; they include the Mudi and Peruvian Inca Orchid.

Conclusion

Dogs are buddies worth having. They have been helping man for a long time and are very loyal.

Fascinating Dog Facts And Breeds
Fascinating Dog Facts And Breeds

Having learnt about them, it is time to treat them better!

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