15 Fascinating Facts About Dogs

15 Fascinating Facts About Dogs

We all love dogs and want to know everything about them. This is a small compilation of facts about dogs that you maybe didn’t know. Have a look and see if you learn something new.

(These facts about dogs would be great in a trivia quiz)

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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.

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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.

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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!


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  1. 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!

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