Interesting Dog Facts
- Puppies do not wag their tails until around 3 to 7 weeks of age. Vets believe this is due to the fact that they sleep so many hours and don't wag their tails when asleep.
- Dogs can learn and understand about 250 words such as the poodle, German shepherd, Border collie and Doberman Golden Retriever, although most commonly, average dogs understand 150 words.
- Some dogs are talented to sniff out hypoglycemia and some other illnesses in humans. Many service dogs are trained to smell a contaminated drop of blood sugar levels, licking, pawing, barking and whining at its owner as a form of alert. These special dogs can are about 90 percent correct in detecting low or high blood sugar levels.
- A dog's nose has 14 times as many scent cells as its human and 4 times more than a cat.
- Lung cancer in a dog can cause a dog to limp. The cancer makes the leg bones develop new tissue that leads
to pain and swelling in the legs. After treatment, the limping, pain and swelling diminish.
- Many people name their pets as their primary beneficiary on their will.
- All dogs except the Chow has a pink tongue; the Chow tongue is black.
- The heaviest dog in history weighed 319 pounds and the longest living dog passed on at 29 years of age.
- Since they have been domesticated for more than 10,000 years, the dog was the first domesticated pet for human owners.
- Dogs can create about 100 various facial expressions, done mostly with their ears, and the can also produce about 10 varying vocal sounds.
- There exist about 350 dog breeds in the world.
- Internally, an appendix is not part of the dogs anatomy.
- A dog can literally run up to about nineteen miles per hour.
- The Dalmatian dog is born white and do not get their spots until they begin to mature.
- Because of the swivel of their ears, dogs can pick up sounds in record time.
- Dogs can be blood donors for other canines
- It is a proven fact that pet owners live longer lives due to the effects of their pets on their stress levels. Owners also suffer lesser heart attacks.
- When asked who they would want with them if stranded on a desert island, more than 50 percent of humans stated they would prefer their pet over another human.