Your dog is your best friend but there’s always a lot you might not know about him! Whether your dog is young or old, some fun facts about dogs will give you 1000 new reasons to love your furry friend:
1. An year old dog is as mature, physically, as a 15-year old human.
If you own a dog, you must have heard this rule: 1 year for Fido equals 7 years for you. Turns out, the math isn’t that simple. Dogs mature more quickly than we do early on. So the first year of our fuzzy friend’s life is equal to about 15 human years.
2. Really! Are Dogs Smiling at Us?
Dogs can make their faces appear to smile. This may happen when they open their mouths and her lips pull up at the corners, and her tongue lolls out. And Yes, your “dog smile” usually occurs in situations when they are relaxed and appear happy.
3. Myth or Truth. Are dogs color blind?
Is it true? In short, no. They can actually see in color, just not as vividly as humans. Just similar to our vision at dusk. The next time you gaze into your pup’s expressive eyes, don’t feel bad that he doesn’t see you as clearly as you might see him. Before you feel too bad about your dog’s muted-color world, keep in mind he would know your smell anywhere, whether he can see you or not.
4. A female dog, her mate, and their puppies could produce over 66,000 dogs in 6 years!
If never spayed or neutered, a female dog, her mate, and their puppies could produce over 66,000 dogs in 6 years! But to control the population of street. Although, for female dogs, spaying provides important health benefits, while castrating male dogs can help reduce their anxiety and aggression.
5. No two dog noses are the same.
Dog’s nose prints are as unique as a human’s fingerprints and can be used to accurately identify them. So owners next time try to find the difference between the two.
6. “Knock Knock” “Woof Woof”!
Dogs Have their first adult bark between 6 – 12 months of age. It’s vital to train your dog to not bark from the very first time they do! If barking goes ignored, then you may find yourself waking up in the middle of the night allot! 87% of dog owners say their dog curls up beside them or at their feet while they watch TV
7. And The Smallest dog breed Is?
The world’s smallest dog breed is the Chihuahua. Like human babies, Chihuahuas are born with a soft spot in their skull which closes with age.
8. Does the shape of a dog’s face suggests its longevity?
Yes guys, the longer the snout the longer the life!
9. Hug Me Right!
Dogs actually prefer not to be hugged as humans do; their version of a good hug is a lot different! They like to be embraced from the side, or enjoy jumping up and stretching on your chest while you pet their back. Try squeezing a Mastiffs stomach, also say goodbye to your face before you do!
10. Great with Children
It may come as a surprise, but huge dog breeds are perfect to have around children! Dogs have a natural maternal instinct, and know your child is a child, and have the to sense to be gentle and loving with them. They’ll even herd your child back to you if they get too far! Talk about getting a baby sitter!