23 Interesting Facts About Dogs

A dog is a friend of a man! At least, this is what many millions of people around the world think, who cannot imagine their life without these four-legged companions of her, devoted and loving. The dog has become a symbol of devotion for a reason – these creatures are so attached to their owners that they are ready, without hesitation, to sacrifice their lives for them.

  • Intelligence development in dogs is comparable to that of two-year-old toddlers. Dogs can memorize about 250 commands expressed in gestures and words, count to 5, and solve elementary math problems.
  • Dogs are able to hear ultrasound that cannot be heard by humans. Hearing in dogs is generally 10 times sharper than in humans.
  • In ancient China, the emperor kept a Pekingese in his sleeve – in case of danger, the dog jumped out and attacked the enemy of the autocrat.
  • The dog’s nose must be moist so that it can sense the direction of the smell.
  • Dog collars with spikes were invented by the ancient Greeks – this is how they saved their pets from being strangled by wolves.
  • If your dog’s paws are not well washed after walking, they start to smell like corn chips.
  • Dogs have 1,700 taste buds (humans have about 9,000).
  • Dogs have an excellent sense of smell. They smell 100,000 times better than humans.
  • Dogs should not be given chocolate as it damages their heart and central nervous system.
  • Dogs are color blind.
  • Dogs are the only animals capable of recognizing human emotions and empathizing with their owners.
  • Dog nose prints are unique – no two are alike in the world.
  • The Greyhound named Star Title has remained the leader in speed among dogs since 1994 – he managed to accelerate to 67.32 km / h. This, of course, is inferior to the speed record holder among all land creatures – the cheetah.
  • There are 703 purebred dog breeds in the world.
  • Dogs in Hollywood films sign their own contracts with a paw print.
  • Puppies’ vision becomes normal only at the age of one month.
  • Greyhounds are the only dog breed mentioned in the Bible.
  • The body temperature of a healthy dog is between 38.3 and 39.4 degrees.
  • The dog was first successfully cloned in South Korea in 2005.
  • Dogs can be taught to drive – in New Zealand, where a similar experiment was carried out, tetrapods successfully drove in a straight line and even turned.
  • Dogs do not like rain because the noise of falling drops is harmful to their hearing.
  • Scientists believe dogs can be trained to identify cancer in a specific organ.
  • The oldest breed of dogs is saluki. Such dogs were owned by high-ranking persons in Ancient Greece.
Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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