30 Fun Facts About Man’s Best Friend

Dogs were domesticated some 14,000 years ago when their genes split from their wolf ancestor. Since the time they became man’s best friend until now, there are still many things we do not know about our furry friends. Here are 30 fun facts about doggos that even the most hardcore doggo lover might not know. 

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  1. Bad breath is not normal for healthy dogs. (So, stop those mints and get a toothbrush.)
  2. Dogs have 18 muscles controlling their ears.
  3. Your dog could be left or right pawed. (Could this explain why some dogs are creative?)
  4. The Norwegian Lundehund has six toes on each foot and can close their ears to protect their ear canals.
  5. A dog’s sense of smell is 10,000 to 100,000 times more acute than humans. (You can never sneak your food past a dog.)
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  1. Stray dogs in Moscow have learned how to navigate the metro to search for food.
  2. Bluey is the oldest dog ever at 29 years and 5 months according to Guinness World Records.
  3. Dogs don’t have an Appendix. (Lucky them!)
  4. Dogs can eat the fleshy part of most citrus fruits.
  5. A Greyhound could beat a Cheetah in a long-distance race.
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  1. Dalmatian puppies are born without spots.
  2. More than half of the American Presidents have had at least one dog.
  3. Major Biden is the White House’s first ever shelter dog.
  4. Puppies are born blind and deaf.
  5. Dogs curl up in a ball when they sleep to conserve warmth and protect their vital organs from possible predators.
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  1. Dogs are as smart as two-year-old children. (I would argue they are smarter than some adults!)
  2. Dogs see in a combination of blue and yellow.
  3. Basenjis yodel instead of barking.
  4. Dogs sweat through their paw pads.
  5. Dogs have a third eyelid known as the nictitating membrane.
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  1. Dogs dream like humans. (Treats! Treats galore!)
  2. Dogs can be trained to detect cancer.
  3. Mama dogs have a gestation period of just nine weeks.
  4. A properly trained K-9 Officer saves 600 to 1000 man-hours annually.
  5. Contagious yawning occurs not only in humans, but in dogs as well.
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  1. Three dogs, a Pekingese, and two Pomeranians, survived the sinking of Titanic in 1912.
  2. Adult dogs have 42 permanent teeth, whereas puppies have 28.
  3. The Beatles song, “A Day in the Life” has a special sound in the track that only dogs can hear.
  4. Dogs have a sense of time. (No wonder they know your eating schedule.)
  5. Dog’s nose prints are unique, like our fingerprints.
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How many of these you didn’t know? For me it was 0/30! Well, I guess you learn something new every day. Do you think that doggos know these many facts about us humans? I believe they do because they are intelligent animals! 

See you in the next fun fact list!