Some interesting facts about dogs

  • Your dog is smart similar to your 2-year-old toddler – As your dog is similar to your toddler, they get along so well. Again, both of them speak a similar language. At least, they understand the same numbers of words as well as gestures.
  • Dogs and cats slurp water similarly – Though it might be tough to believe as dogs are messy drinkers, yet similar to cats, dogs bend their tongue’s tips and raise the liquid to their mouths.
  • Dogs have an excellent sense of time and miss their family members when they are gone – Dogs have a habit of picking up the habits and routines of their family members and so, they have a superb feeling of time. According to USA Paws, dogs behaved differently towards their owners when they were away for different time periods.
  • With the help of their whiskers, dogs can see in the dark – Your canine’s whiskers do pick up even the slight alterations in air currents, and so, they get information regarding the shape, speed, and size of nearby things and due to this; your dog can sense approaching prey or dangers pretty easily, even at night.
  • Dogs have got their sweat glands right in their paw – Dogs have sweat glands between the pads of their paw and so, they can aid the dog in wetting the bottom part of its feet even on a hot day. And this is the reason; they depend on panting to cool themselves down.
  • Dogs mouth has more numbers of teeth – Dogs possess ten more adult teeth compared to humans as they have 42 in comparison to 32 of human beings.
  • A one-year-old puppy is physically mature similar to a 15-year-old human – Though different breeds of dogs age differently, large dogs age faster compared to a small one. 
  • The sense of smell of your dog is 1000 – 10 million times more improved compared to you – Based on the breed, a dog has between 125 million and 300 million scent glands while humans have only 5 million of them. Again, a human’s brain is nearly 1/40th of his body weight whereas the brain of a dog is only 1/125th
  • Dogs are capable of hearing 4 times more than humans – Although puppies born deaf, they fast surpass human’s hearing abilities. Again, dogs are capable of hearing higher-pitched sounds, thus, they can detect a frequency range of 45-45,000 hertz. In comparison, the human range is 64-23,000 hertz. In both humans and dogs, the upper end of the hearing range does lessen with age.