25 Fun Things You Never Knew About Dogs

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25 Fun Things You Never Knew About Dogs

Dogs are man’s best friend. They are loyal companions who love us unconditionally. And they are also brilliant animals. In fact, dogs are known to be some of the smartest creatures on earth. There are over 100 million dog owners in the United States alone. The American Kennel Club estimates that there are over 80 breeds of dogs in existence today. There’s a lot of interesting information about dogs that you may not know! Here are 25 Things You Never Knew About Dogs, learn something new every day!

List of 25 Things You Never Knew About Dogs

1) A dog’s nose is more than 100 times more sensitive to smell than a human’s nose.

2) Dogs can hear sounds at four times the distance as humans can.

3) Dogs sweat through their paws when they get too hot and pant when they get too hot.

4) A dog’s mouth contains 300-400 teeth with four sets of molars on top and bottom for crushing bones or vegetables.

5) The average lifespan of a dog is 10-13 years old in the United States.

6) A dog’s brain is about half the size of a human’s brain, which means they have more surface area for more neurons.

7) Dogs cannot stagger when they walk because the tendons in their front legs connect to their rear legs, which means that they can’t twist at the waist while walking.

8) Dogs can often count up to five things using both eyes at once and recognize up to 10 different things with one regard on each side.

9) Dogs can respond to the human voice using a combination of the auditory, visual and kinesthetic senses.

10) In a study conducted in 2015, dogs had an average IQ of 66, which is just below that of chimpanzees who have an average IQ of 67.

11) Dogs are primarily carnivorous, with some being omnivores.

12) A majority of dog breeds are the result of conscious human breeding.

13) Some dogs are domesticated and live with humans.

14) Dogs have been found to be capable of learning new tasks and tasks similar to those they were originally bred for.

15) Dogs communicate using body language, barks, whines, and facial expressions.

16) Some breeds of dogs can use a few words when speaking their own language, like “I want” or “Here.”

17) Some dogs are able to understand up to 250 words and phrases.

18) In 2013, the world’s most expensive dog was sold for $11 million dollars.

19) All puppies are deaf from birth. As they age, their hearing improves four times over that of humans.

20) A dog’s teeth grow continuously throughout its entire life, replacing old ones as needed.

21) Dogs have been known to successfully remember commands for a long time.

22) Dogs are mostly color-blind and only see in black and white.

23) Most dogs are right-handed.

24) Your dog picks the ideal location for his business because they prefer to urinate in a position that is magnetically aligned with the Earth.

25)Your dog may truly become envious if they witness your care for another animal, according to a UCSD study.

I hope with this list of 25 Things You Never Knew About Dogs helps you understand your lovely pets more!

If you have something to add to the list just comment down below!

Butler Oh
Butler Oh
Butler Oh is a long time dog lover. Dogs are always part of her family since she was young and she grows up as a loving and caring fur parent. She has been part of our team here at ohmylovelypets since 2019 and has provided a lot of great research and information about dogs.

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