– Dogs can sense many health problems in humans. They can naturally tell when a child has autism, and they can also be trained to predict epileptic seizures.
– Each year, more money is spent on dog food than on baby food, totaling in the billions of dollars!
– Like humans, dogs can be either left-handed or right-handed.
– Every breed of dog descends from the wolf species. This means that all breeds, from the largest Great Dane to the smallest Chihuahua, can breed successfully.
– The oldest documented dog was an Australian Cattle Dog. He was 29 years and 5 months old when he was put to sleep.
– Dogs sweat through the pads on their paws.
– Like humans, dogs have a complete set of baby teeth that are replaced by a complete set of adult teeth as they get older.
– The greyhound is documented as early as 6000 years ago in Egypt. The greyhound is the fastest dog, reaching speeds over 40 miles per hour.
– There are more than 700 types of pure bred dogs.
– Many owners list their dogs as a beneficiary in their will. About one million dogs have been the primary beneficiary in the will of their owner.
– Dogs rely more on smell than taste to identify their food. In fact, dogs have less than one-fifth of the taste buds that humans have.
– Dogs have the ability to sense changes in static electricity and barometric pressure. Because of this, dogs can often predict changes in the weather.
– No one in Iceland is allowed to have a pet dog.
– The largest documented dog was an Old English Mastiff that weighed 343 pounds and measured more than 8 feet long.
– A dog’s nose works one million times better than a human’s nose.