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15 Facts About Dogs ( That Will Leave You Breathless)

Enjoy these amusing dog facts that bring a variety of information about interesting ideas on dog breeds and much more. As the famous saying goes, dogs are man’s best friend. Whether it’s a dependable worker, loyal companions or family pets, dogs are great domestic animals that offer a number of good qualities that are put to good use by humans.

Here are some interesting dog facts. See how much trivia you know about your best dog friend. …

1. It pays to be a lap dog. Three dogs (from First Class cabins!) survived the sinking of the Titanic – two Pomeranians and one Pekingese.
Source: Vet street

2. Is it a duck…or a dog? The Newfoundland breed has a water resistant coat and webbed feet. This dog was bred to help haul nets for fishermen and rescuing people at risk of drowning.

3. Wow, check out those choppers! Puppies have 28 teeth and normal adult dogs have 42.
Source: About.com

4. A Beatles hit. 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.
Source: PBS

5. Seeing spots? Or not… Dalmatian puppies are pure white when they are born and develop their spots as they grow older.
Source: Vet street

6. Chase that tail! Dogs chase their tails for a variety of reasons: curiosity, exercise, anxiety, and predatory instinct or, they might have fleas! If your dog is chasing his tail excessively, talk with your vet.

7. No night vision goggles needed! Dogs’ eyes contain a special membrane, called the tapetum lucidum, which allows them to see in the dark.
Source: Healthy Pet

8. Dogs do dream! Dogs and humans have the same type of slow wave sleep (SWS) and rapid eye movement (REM) and during this REM stage dog can dream. The twitching and paw movements that occur during their sleep are signs that your pet is dreaming
Source: Healthy Pet

9. If your dog’s acting funny, get out the umbrella! According to a Petside.com/Associated Press poll, 72% of dog owners believe their dog can detect when stormy weather is on the way.

10. Pitter patter. 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.
Sources: About.com and Mayo Clinic

11. Is something wet? Unlike humans who sweat everywhere, dogs only sweat through the pads of their feet.
Source: Healthy Pet

12. It’s not a fever… A dog’s normal temperature is between 101 and 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. How much do you know about dog health? Take our Doggy First Aid Quiz!
Source: Web MD

13. Americans love dogs! 62% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 72.9 million homes
Source: American Pet Products Association

14. Here’s looking at you. Dogs have three eyelids, an upper lid, a lower lid and the third lid, called a nictitating membrane or “haw,” which helps keep the eye moist and protected.
Source: Whole Dog Journal

15. Move over, Rover! 45% of dogs sleep in their owner’s bed (we’re pretty sure a large percentage also hogs the blankets!)
Source: American Pet Products Association

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