FACTS ABOUT DEAREST DOGS

  1. Their sense of smell is at least 40x better than ours.
  2. Some have such good noses they can sniff out medical problems.
  3. All puppies are born deaf – they are not fully developed at birth.
  4. Dogs have twice as many ear muscles as people and their sense of hearing is more than 10 times more accurate than that of a person.
  5. Dogs mostly sweat only from their footpads and nose.
  6. The world’s oldest dog died at age 29.
  7. Petting dogs can actually reduce your blood pressure.
  8. It is a myth that dogs are color blind. They can actually see in color, just not as vividly as humans. It is similar to our vision at dusk.
  9. A one year old dog is as mature, physically, as a 15-year old human.
  10. Dogs have no sense of “time”.
  11. Every dog on earth likely descended from a species known as the Tomarctus – a creature that roamed the earth over 15 million years ago.
  12. The oldest known dog breed is most likely the Saluki – originally trained by Egyptians to help them track game.
  13. Dogs are pack animals — they don’t enjoy being alone.
  14. Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
  15. Dogs can see best at dawn and dusk.

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