Dog vs Human Anatomy

Dog vs Human Anatomy Facts

The human-dog relationship amounts to a very long lasting symbiosis. Dogs acted as human's alarm

systems, trackers, and hunting aides, children's guardians and playmates. Humans provided dogs with

food and security. The relationship was stable over

100,000 years or so, and intensified into mutual

domestication. But have you ever wondered

what anatomical differences there are between

us and our dogs?

the the

tongue stomach

Dogs have about 1700 taste buds clustered around

the tip pf the canine tongue. The taste buds allow

dogs to detect sweet, bitter, sour and

salty tastes.

The average human has about 10,000 taste

buds; however, they're not all on the tongue.

Some are under the tongue; some are on the

inside of the cheeks; some are on the roof of

the mouth. Some can even be found on the

lips; these are especially sensitive to salt.

Did you know that dogs have

sweat glands only on their

pads and nose?

37�C 38�C - 39.2�C

human dog

body temperature

According to several

behavioral measures, Coren

says dog's mental abilities

are close to a human child

age 2 - 2.5 yrs

Dogs are red/green color

blind, estimated 6 times less

effective than human eyesight.

A dog has around 320 bones in its

body depending on the tail/

dew claw), while humans

have a total of

206 bones.

The fastest domesticated dog reaches an

average speed of 45 miles per hour.

The fastest speed of a human

running was set by

Maurice Greene, who

achieved a sprint

speed of 26.7 mph.

46 78

(23 pairs) (39 pairs)

human dog

Chromosome number

On dogs, raw food takes 4-6

hours to digest, while dry

food takes 10-12 hours

in stomach.

Humans take 1-2 hours to

digest food in stomach.

Dogs have a digest tract

length of 20 to 80cm, and a

strong stomach acid

(ph 1-2)

Humans have a digestive

tract length of around

150cm (ph 1.5 - 3.5).

Did you know that most dogs have a total visual field of 250 degrees?

Humans have a total visual field of only 180 degrees.

Large dogs breeds have 60-100

BPM, while small breeds have

100-140 BPM.

Humans have approximately

72 BPM.

171 6.93

million human

Population statistics

The average lifespan for a standard sized breed is of 12-13 years.

The worldwide human average lifespan is of 67.2 years.

12 hrs 7-9 hrs

dog human

Number of sleep hours

On average, canine pregnancy lasts

63 days, but can vary from 58

to 68 days.

Human pregnancy lasts

cca 266 days.

"Humans domesticated dogs,

and dogs domesticated humans."

Dog vs Human Anatomy

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Human and Dog Anatomy is, unsurprisingly, quite different… although there are similarities. In the third in our summer infographic series gives a fun, light-hearted look at the inner workings of our...
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