Tell me, do you know everything about dogs? Think again! Check, perhaps, about these 30 interesting facts you have never heard.
They have a sense of time. It has been proven that four-legged friends, for example, know the difference between one in the afternoon and five in the evening, provided that certain events, such as regular walks, occur during these hours.
They are as smart as two-year-olds! Have you ever wondered why children at this age have a special connection with four-legged family members? It is possible because they speak the same language and know about 250 words and gestures.
The study found that the dog can be sincerely jealous when he sees that the owner shows affection for another creature.
The highest population of domestic dogs in the world, approximately 75.8 million individuals live in the United States.
Guide dogs are trained to do their “business” on command. Thus, their owner is easier to manage with them.
Stroking the dog and looking closely into the eyes releases oxytocin - the “hormone of love” not only in the human body, but also in four-legged friends.
Saluki or Persian Greyhound - the oldest breed in the world. They are found in ancient Egyptian tombs dating from 2100 BC. e.
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Dachshunds were originally bred to fight badgers.
Dogs that have been sterilized or neutered live longer than animals that have not been exposed to this operation.
More than half of all US presidents had dogs.
Stray dogs in Russia have learned to ride trains, guided by a complex metro system, as well as go out at certain stops in search of food.
They can detect the smell of the hosts. The dog's sense of smell is about 100,000 times better than that of humans and should not be shocked at all that they can smell such emotions as fear. When a person is afraid, he sweats, and the four-legged helper easily picks up the change in smell.
They have wet noses because it helps absorb the smell of chemicals.
They can be taught to detect cancer and other diseases in humans. Cancer cells secrete metabolic waste products that are different from the secretions of healthy cells in the human body. Dogs can detect cancer cells simply by sniffing at people’s breaths.
If the dog is very anxious when left alone, it is possible to reduce the animal’s experience by leaving her the clothes worn by the owner. It has been proven that the smell that remains on clothing can help alleviate the anxiety of a four-legged friend during separation.
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When the dog carefully selects the ideal place to poop, he does this because he prefers certain areas that are located in accordance with the Earth's magnetic field.
Have you ever wondered why dogs curl up when they sleep? This is a centuries-old instinct to keep the heat of your body and protect vital organs in a dream.
Your dog can help you find your soul mate! The study showed that the man’s chances of getting a girl’s phone number increased from 10% to 33% if he was just with a four-legged companion. And stunning: 66% of men and women will not date someone who does not like pets.
Labradors have been the most popular breed in the United States for the past 26 years.
There are about 600 million dogs in the world. It is estimated that nearly 400 million of these are homeless.
Scientists believe that the world's first known prehistoric dog, which lived 31,700 years ago in appearance resembled a large Siberian husky.
See also: Russian Black Terrier
Certified therapeutic dogs cheer people up in hospitals, nursing homes and schools.
Spiked collars were originally made in ancient Greece to protect the dog's throat from attack by wolves.
They have twice as much muscle for ear movement as humans. They use the ear muscles to display over 100 different emotions!
One of the longest dogs in the world was considered the great Danish dog Zeus! It is 49 inches long and is the current Guinness World record holder.
Why do dogs spin in circles before they lie down? In the wild, this instinctive action turns long grass into bed. To make your four-legged friend comfortable, make sure that he has a specific place to sleep. This will help him feel safe.
The dog’s stomach is a small breed just the size of a walnut!
An adult dog has 42 teeth.
Dogs hear sounds four times as large as humans.
Some dogs grow 30 meters of wool per day! This figure includes the addition of the length of all new hairs throughout the body of the animal.