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Must known facts about the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself, The Dog. Dog Facts

Must known facts about  the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself, The Dog.(Interestingawesome.blogspot.com)

“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.”
— Gilda Radner
“Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.”
— Sigmund Freud

Dogs are commonly referred to as “man’s best friend". Dogs are loyal, trustworthy and dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. They understand our feelings, and always try to protect us by sacrificing their lives. Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. They are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more. Here are some amazing facts about our beloved friend that you must  know.

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  1. It is a common myth that dogs can only see in black and white but they can actually see colours just not as vividly as humans.They only have two cones in their eyes to detect colours, whereas humans have three. That means dogs see colours on a blue and yellow scale but cannot distinguish between red and green. Dogs DO have better low-light vision than humans because of a special light-reflecting layer behind their retinas.
  2. The breed Lundehune has 6 toes and can close its ears.
  3. A one year old dog is as physically mature as a 15 year old human.
  4. An African wolf dog known as the Basenji is the only dog in the world that cannot bark.
  5. Dogs can smell disease.There are also diabetic alert dogs who signal their human when they pick up on the special scent that is released when their human’s insulin levels drop.
  6. A dog’s nose print is actually as unique as a human fingerprint. Their combination of ridges and creases is so distinct it can actually be used to identify them.
  7. It’s rumored that, at the end of the Beatles song, “A Day in the Life,” Paul McCartney recorded an ultrasonic whistle, audible only to dogs, just for his Shetland sheepdog .
  8. The Newfoundland breed has a water resistant coat and webbed feet. This dog was originally bred to help haul nets for fishermen. Also Newfoundlands are excellent swimmers because they have webbed feet .
  9. Dalmatian puppies are pure white when they are born and develop their spots as they grow older.
  10. Dogs dream just like you do.Dogs and humans have the same type of slow wave sleep (SWS) and rapid eye movement (REM) and during this REM stage dogs can dream. The twitching and paw movements that occur during their sleep are signs that your pet is dreaming
  11. A large breed dog’s resting heart beats between 60 and 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats between 100-140. Comparatively, a resting human heart beats 60-100 times per minute.
  12. Dogs have about 1,700 taste buds. Humans have approximately 9,000 and cats have around 473.
  13. While the Chow Chow dogs are well known for their distinctive blue-black tongues, they’re actually born with pink tongues. They turn blue-black at 8-10 weeks of age.
  14. Dogs’ ears are extremely expressive and they have at least 18 muscles in each ear.
  15. The shape of a dog’s face suggests how long it will live. Dogs with sharp, pointed faces that look more like wolves typically live longer. Dogs with very flat faces, such as bulldogs, often have shorter lives.
  16. The American Kennel Club, the most influential dog club in the United States, was founded in 1884.
  17. The first dog chapel was established in 2001. It was built in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, by Stephan Huneck, a children’s book author whose five dogs helped him recuperate from a serious illness.
  18. Laika, a Russian stray, was the first living mammal to orbit the Earth, in the Soviet Sputnik spacecraft in 1957. Though she died in space, her daughter Pushnika had four puppies with President John F. Kennedy’s terrier, Charlie.
  19. The smallest dog on record was a matchbox-size Yorkshire Terrier. It was 2.5" tall at the shoulder, 3.5" from nose tip to tail, and weighed only 4 ounces.
  20. The world’s smartest dogs are thought to be (1) the Border Collie, (2) the Poodle, and (3) the Golden Retriever, and the dumbest dog is believed to be the Afghan Hound.Below image is a puppy Border Collie.
  21. Dogs’ sense of hearing is more than ten times more acute than a human’s.Also dog can locate the source of a sound in 1/600 of a second and can hear sounds four times farther away than a human can.
  22. Greyhounds are the fastest dogs on earth, with speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.
  23. The largest breed of dog is the Irish Wolfhound, the world’s smallest dog breed is the Chihuahua and the St. Bernard is the heaviest dog breed.
  24. The oldest known breed is likely the Saluki, originally trained by Egyptians to help them track game.
  25. Rin Tin Tin was the first Hollywood dog star and he really signed his movie contracts all 22 of them with a paw-print.
  26. Touch is the first sense the dog develops. The entire body, including the paws, is covered with touch-sensitive nerve endings.
  27. Bloodhound dogs have a keen sense of smell and have been used since the Middle Ages to track criminals.Some dogs can smell dead bodies under water, where termites are hiding, and natural gas buried under 40 feet of dirt.
  28. Petting dogs is proven to lower blood pressure of dog owners and The top five favorite breeds of dogs in the US are: Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, Beagle, and Dachshund.
  29. Dogs have lived with humans for over 14,000 years. Cats have lived with people for only 7,000 years.
  30. Greyhounds appear to be the most ancient dog breed. “Greyhound” comes from a mistake in translating the early German name Greishund , which means “old (or ancient) dog,” not from the color gray. Also oldest dog on record was an Australian cattle dog named Bluey who lived 29 years and 5 months. In human years, that is more than 160 years old.
  31. A person standing still 300 yards away is almost invisible to a dog. But a dog can easily identify its owner standing a mile away if the owner is waving his arms.
  32. Different smells in the a dog’s urine can tell other dogs whether the dog leaving the message is female or male, old or young, sick or healthy, happy or angry.Male dogs will raise their legs while urinating to aim higher on a tree or lamppost because they want to leave a message that they are tall and intimidating.
  33. Dogs are about as smart as a two- or three-year-old child. This means they can understand about 150-200 words, including signals and hand movements with the same meaning as words.There is a dog that can understand 1,022 words
  34. The Akita is one of the most challenging dogs to own. Some insurance companies have even characterized it as the #1 “bad dog” and may even raise an Akita owner’s homeowner insurance costs.
  35. Dogs can be jealous if they see humans displaying affection toward something or someone else.The average city dog lives 3 years longer than a country dog. Also U.S have the highest dog population in the world.
  36. Your dog does have a sense of time  and misses you when you’re gone.
  37. On average, a dog’s mouth exerts 320 pounds of pressure. In comparison, human beings exert 120 pounds, white sharks exert 600 pounds, and crocodiles exert a whopping 2,500 pounds! Dogs also have ten more adult teeth than humans 42 versus 32.
  38. Depending on the breed, your dog has between 125 million to 300 million scent glands compared to only 5 million for humans. In addition A human’s brain is about 1/40th of their body weight while a dog’s brain is only 1/125th. Don’t feel too smug, though  an ant’s brain is 1/7th its body weight.
  39. Your dog can smell your feelings.Your pup can pick up on subtle changes in your scent, which can help him figure out how you are feeling  such as by smelling your perspiration when you become nervous or fearful.
  40. Finally and  most importantly, they  are the best and most loyal companion that human ever had.
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