93 Cool Dog Facts


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1. Dogs can see sadness in humans and often attempt to make their owners happy by initiating cuddling.
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2. Dog owners spend more on a date and are more willing to have a one-night stand than cat owners, who are more aloof in relationships.
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3. Dogs might be more intelligent than cats because they know how to make friends.
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4. The average dog is as intelligent as a two-year-old child.
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5. There are 701 types of pure breed dogs.
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6. Dogs have faithfully lived with humans for over 14,000 years.
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7. Dogs in the top 20 percent of canine intelligence can learn at least 250 words and signals.
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8. Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not only sweat by salivating. They also sweat through the poors on their feet.
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9. The Chow and the Chinese Shar-Pei are the only dogs that have black tongues.
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10. It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city in Iceland!
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11. Dogs can hear sounds that you cant!
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12. The earliest European images of dogs are found in cave paintings dating back 12,000 years ago in Spain.
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13. Dogs with ADHD make the best sniffer dogs.
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14. Over one million stray dogs live in the New York City metropolitan area.
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15. The Falabella horse is about a foot taller than ba large dog
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16. Each instance of dog poop that goes unscooped attracts approximately 144 flies.
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17. Dalmatian puppies are born pure white, with their spots developing as the mature.
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18. The average dog can run about 19 mph. Greyhounds are the fastest dogs on Earth and can run at speeds of 45 mph.
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19. Babies can hear dog whistles.
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20. Dog TV is a television channel designed specifically to keep dogs entertained and stimulated while you go about your day.
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21. Saint Bernards were trained to rescue lost travelers in the Swiss Alps.
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22. Nose prints are used to identify dogs, just like humans use fingerprints!
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23. Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed... or is that paws?.
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24. The least intelligent dog breed is the Afghan Hound
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25. The Canary Islands were not named after a bird called the canary. They were named after a breed of dogs!
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26. A dog has slept next to his owner's grave in Argentina for 6 years '” He found the cemetery on his own.
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27. Though they look like dogs, hyenas are more closely related to cats.
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28. Boxers are named for their playful habit of using their front paws in frolic.
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29. There are an estimated 400 million dogs in the world.
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30. Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not only sweat by salivating. They also sweat through the pours on their feet.
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31. Dogs can hear sounds that you can't.
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32. Seeing eye dogs are trained to poop on command.
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33. Dogs sweat through their footpads.
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34. If a guide dog judges that a command is unsafe, it will refuse the command. This is called 'intelligent disobedience'.
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35. Hot Dogs are so named because they were originally rumored to contain dog meat.
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36. In the U.S. rabies is a lot more common in cats than it is in dogs.
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37. Dogs will yawn in order to express that there is a conflict of interest between their own ideas or desires and those of their owners.
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38. Dogs cannot feel guilt. They can only feel sad because their owner is yelling at them.
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39. The most dogs ever owned by one person were 5,000 Mastiffs owned by Kubla Khan.
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40. A hound dog named Ludivine snuck out of her owner's yard in Elkmont, Alabama and joined the town's half marathon'”she got 7th place.
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41. Studies show that the average dog has the same intelligence as a 2-year-old child - They can understand up to 250 words and motions.
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42. The most popular dog breed in Canada, U.S., and Great Britain is the Labrador retriever.
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43. Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year.
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44. The flea can jump 350 times its body length, that is like a human jumping the length of a football field.
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45. Dogs can sniff out prostate cancer with 98 percent accuracy.
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46. Dog yawns are infectious.
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47. It takes 12-15 dogs to make a dog fur coat and up to 24 cats to make a cat fur coat.
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48. All but two breeds of dogs have pink tongues. The Chow Chow and the Shar-pei, both have black tongues.
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49. Dogs have far fewer taste buds than people ? probably fewer than 2,000 compared to human's 9,000.
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50. Alexander the Great is said to have founded and named a city Peritas, in memory of his dog.
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51. The dog who played Comet on "Full House" was the same dog who played "Air Bud."
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52. A study revealed that people would rather wear a sweater with dog poop on it than a sweater that had been owned by a mass murderer.
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53. Dogs suppress their innate intelligence for the sake of their human masters.
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54. Dogs cannot feel guilt — they can only feel sad because their owner is yelling at them.
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55. In the movie 'The Wizard Of Oz', Toto the dog's salary was $125 a week, while Judy Garland was $500 a week.
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56. Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed.
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57. Dogs have lived with humans for over 14,000 years. Cats have lived with people for only 7,000 years.
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58. Seeing eye dogs are trained to poop on command so their vision impaired owners can easily clean up after them.
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59. Dogs are capable of understanding up to 250 words and gestures.
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60. Dogs that are small, elderly or short-haired actually need sweaters for cold weather.
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61. Dogs will sometimes fake being sick to get attention.
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62. The Nazis tried to teach dogs how to read, speak and spell.
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63. There are one billion dogs in the world.
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64. There are chemicals called arsole, urantae, fucol, dogcollarane, apatite and cummingtonite.
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65. One of Michael Vick's former fighting dogs, Leo, went on to be a therapy dog who comforted dying children.
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66. The average city dog lives three years longer than the average country dog.
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67. Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year!
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68. Dogs hear sounds up to four times the distance that humans are able to.
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69. The smartest dogs are: 1) border collie; 2) poodle; 3) golden retriever.
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70. A dog's sense of smell is about 1000 times better than a person's.
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71. The bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in an American court.
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72. Dogs have 42 teeth, cats about 30.
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73. The best time for taking a puppy from its litter, psychologically and physically, is when it is 49 days old.
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74. The most popular male dog names are Max and Jake. The most popular female dog names are Maggie and Molly.
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75. The Basenji is the world's only bark-less dog.
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76. Chained dogs are 3 times more likely to bite than unchained dogs.
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77. President Franklin Roosevelt created a minor international incident when he claimed he sent a destroyer to the Aleutian Islands just to pick up his Scottish Terrier, Fala, who had been left behind.
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78. The U.S. has the highest dog population in the world. France has the second highest.
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79. Dogs can be optimistic or pessimistic, and are suited for certain jobs based upon this trait.
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80. Dogs and elephants are the only animals that seem to instinctively understand pointing.
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81. Up to 70% of Dobermans display OCD behaviours, while 8% of all dogs do.
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82. Dogs, like humans, experience varying levels of depression.
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83. The first two years of a dog's life are equal to 24 human years.
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84. Knowing that Angela Merkel is afraid of dogs, Putin brought his black labrador to a meeting he had with her in 2007.
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85. Dogs experience a chemical explosion in their brain when they see a human holding a treat for them.
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86. Dogs are bred to be our dependents, which is why they retain frisky puppy behavior throughout life.
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87. Studies show that the average dog has the same intelligence as a 2-year-old child – They can understand up to 250 words and motions.
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88. There are over 58 million dogs in the U.S!
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89. Babies grow up healthier with dogs in the home.
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90. Dogs can sense sadness in humans and will often attempt to make their owners happier by initiating cuddling.
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91. Pit Bulls were once known as 'nanny dogs' because of how protective and kind they were to children.
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92. Greyhounds have the best eyesight of any breed of dog.
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93. Dogs can tell when people are untrustworthy and will stop listening to a person if they prove unreliable.

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