There are about 400 million dogs in the world – that’s a whole lot of doggy love! But do you know absolutely everything there is to know about our four-legged friends?
We’ve put together a list of ten interesting facts that may be new to you:
- Dogs have sweat glands in their paws: While dogs tend to pant to help them cool down, they do have a small number of sweat glands in their paws.
- Dogs can learn more than 1000 words: Across the pond, a border-collie hit the headlines after proving she could understand over 1,000 different words.
- No two dog’s nose prints are the same: Just like human fingerprints, dog’s nose prints are individual and no two are alike.
- Dog’s sight improves at certain times of day: Dogs have great low-light vision and can see better at dusk and dawn that at other moments in the day.
- Puppies have heat sensors in their noses: Pups can’t see or hear when they are born, instead they have heat sensors in their noses to help them to find their mums. These sensors disappear by the time they are adults.
- Obesity is the top health problem among dogs: Obesity the number one health threat faced by our dogs today. While they are living longer, many owners tend to feed their pets too much food. To avoid this, make sure your dog has a healthy, dog specific diet. Wagg’s Complete Premium Dog Food is an excellent choice for maintaining a healthy weight.
- Dogs have three eyelids: Yes, they really do! As with humans, dogs have an upper and lower eyelid, but they also have a third eyelid that closes across the eye to give extra protection and to keep their eyes moist and protected.
- One ‘family’ of dogs can produce up to 67,000 puppies: Nope, that’s not a typo. One unspayed female dog, her mate and their puppies can produce 67,000 puppies in only six years.
- Smaller = more mature: Smaller breeds of dogs mature faster than larger breeds.
- Perky-eared dogs have the best hearing: Dogs with perky ears can hear better than their floppy eared pals, especially if they can move their ears in the direction of the sound.
Do you know any other fun and interesting facts about dogs? If so, share them with us on the Wagg Facebook Page