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30 Insane Facts About Dogs

30 insane facts about dogs Dogs and humans 1 A dog's nose is like a human fingerprint, in that it can be used to identify them. The maximum sentence in South Carolina, USA for beating your dog is longer than the sentence for beating your wife! Characteristics 3 Dogs only have 1,700 tastebuds compared to humans who have 9.000. Paul McCartney added in an extra 4 high-pitched whistle in the song 'A Day 6. The only sweat glands that dogs have are between their paw pads. in the Life' for his Shetland sheepdog. 7 A dog's sense of smell is more than 100,000 times stronger than a human's. 5 Lord Byron was so outraged that Cambridge Trinity College wouldn't let him bring his dog so he brought a bear instead. 8 Dogs can see in the dark due to a special membrane in their eyes called the tapetum lucidum. 9 Dogs have wet noses because they lick their noses and absorb scent chemicals, so that they can smell better. History 10 It has been proven that dogs can actually 'smell' some types of cancer. 12 Spiked dog collars origniate from Ancient Greece where they were 11 Dogs release oxytocin (the love hormone) in their brains when they interact with dogs and humans. designed to protect their dog's throats from wolf attacks. 13 Dogs curl up when they're sleeping because of an old-age instinct, so that they can protect their vital organs when asleep. Statistics 14 The earliest fossils of dogs date back to 10,000 B.C. 17 It is estimated that in the US, 1 million dogs have been named as the primary 15 All dog breeds are descended from a species called the Tormarctus, a hyena-like creature that lived over 15 million years ago. beneficieries of their owners' will. 18 The oldest dog to date lived to be 29 years and 5 months old. 16 The famous mythical guardian of the Underworld in Greek mythology was the three-headed dog Cerberus. 19 In America, more than 1 in 3 families have a dog. 20 In 2002 more people were killed by dogs than sharks in the US. 24 Different breeds Cases of real-life dogs 21 There are two dogs who have black tongues: The Chow Chow and the Sharpei. 22 Greyhounds can run up to 45 miles per hour, making them the fastest dogs on 27 With help from the ASPCA, some of Michael Vick's fighting dogs have now become certified therapy dogs. the egrth. 29 There's a Border Collie called Chaser who can recognise 1,022 words. 23 The Newfoundland dog breed was originally bred to help fishermen, and so have a water resistant coat and 29 The first big Hollywood dogs star was Rin Tin Tin, after he was rescued during the First World War. webbed feet. 24 The Norweigian Lundehund is the only dog breed to have six toes on each foot. 30 Fido, Abraham Lincoln's dog, was also assassinated. 25 Bloodhounds have the ability to trace scents that are over 300 hours old. 26 The Basenji, an African wolf dog, is the only breed of dog that cannot bark. TINTIN Sources:, %24

30 Insane Facts About Dogs

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Did you know that there are two dog breeds that have black tongues? And did you know that Bloodhounds can trace scents that are over 300 hours old? We certainly didn't, but with our handy new infogra...


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