Fun stuff for dog lovers

DOGS are fun and interesting. Here are some pieces of trivia about our furry friends….

  • The smallest dog on record was a Yorkshire Terrier in Great Britain who, at the age of two, weighed just 4 ounces, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
  • An adult dog has 42 teeth.
  • The only sweat glands a dog has are between the paw pads.
  • Cleverest dog breeds, in this order, are supposed to be: border collie, poodle, and golden retriever.
  • Dogs are good for you. People who own pets have been found to live longer, probably because their stress levels are lower and they have fewer heart attacks.
  • Dogs’ hearing is more than 10 times sharper than a human’s.
  • A greyhound can run at up to 45 miles an hour.
  • The dog name “Fido” is from Latin and means “fidelity.”
  • A dog’s whiskers are touch-sensitive hairs and can sense tiny changes in airflow.
  • Dogs have more than 220 million smell detection cells, compared to 5 million in humans.
  • Small dogs tend to be the longest lived. Toy breeds live up to 16 years or more. Larger dogs average between seven and 12 years.
  • In 1957, Laika became the first earth creature to orbit the earth. She was launched in Sputnik 2. She did not survive the experience.
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