Dog Trivia Facts
This is a concise list of dog trivia facts which might be surprising, even for dog lovers! Take a look and learn some fascinating facts about our canine friends.
Dogs have three eyelids.
Dogs have 1,700 taste buds, whilst cats have just 470.
A dogs sense of smell is 1,000 to 10,000 times more effective than our own.
The Basenji is the only dog that doesn’t bark, but he can yodel.
Dogs can see in colour, mainly blue and yellow and they can see in the dark.
A dog is as intelligent as a two-year-old child.
Border Collies are the cleverest dogs, some can recognize 200 words.
If a dog wags his tail to the right he is happy, to the left he is scared.
A fully grown dog has 42 teeth,
Dogs sweat glands are in their paws.
A dog’s brain releases oxytocin, the love hormone when he interacts with humans and other dogs.
Dogs with pointed faces live longer than dogs with flat faces.
Dachshunds were bred to hunt badgers,
A female dog and her female offspring are capable of giving birth to over 6000 puppies in 7 years.
The oldest dog on record lived to be 29 years and 5 months, he was an Australian cattle dog.
Hope you learned something new!
I love the idea of which side a dog wags its tail telling you whether he’s happy or scared. Have you ever seen a Cavalier spaniel wag its tail? It’s sheer joy!
I love it when they wag their whole bodies, so cute x
Amazing post 🙌🏻
Thank you x
Interesting facts 🙂 Our Willow passed on Wednesday… Her tail is wagging now at the Rainbow Bridge 😂😢
Oh I am so very sorry for your loss, fly high over the Bridge Willow x
Thank you 🙂
I just learned so much! Awesome post. 💗 Love my pups…
Me too! …….Thank you.
Fascinating. I’m not surprised by the love hormone. I think dogs cause a release in our brains too. 😀
and they lower our blood pressure!
I absolutely learned something new!! Really great facts. Had no idea about the eyelids thing or the tail directions. I’m going to watch out for that more often in my rescues! Great post!
Thank you Regina that’s so kind, I had fun researching this subject and learned lots too.
Wow… so much I didn’t know about dogs!