22 Nov 2014

10 dog facts that may surprise you

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Would you like to know a bit more about the man’s best friend? Here are 10 facts that will surely surprise many of you. Please read on!

Fact no 1

Have you ever wondered why the dog’s nose is wet? It’s essential for dogs as it helps them make sure where a particular scent comes from.

Fact no 2

Studded dog collars were invented in Ancient Greece. Their purpose was to protects dogs against attacks of wolves.

Fact no 3

In Ancient China the last line of the ceasar’s defense was… a Pekingese hidden in his sleeve.

Fact no 4

Working dogs are trained in a way that would allow them to know exactly when they’re on duty. When they have their harness on they know it’s time to work. When the harness is taken off, the dogs are full of energy and begin to play.

Fact no 5

Dogs don’t like to cuddle too much. And even if they do, they aren’t as enthusiastic about it as people or other primates. They treat a paw which is being put on them as a sign of domination.

Fact no 6

Dogs are able to ”understand” up to 250 words and gestures. The level of inteligence of an average dog can be compared to the one of a two-year-old child.

Fact no 7

Dogs have three eyelids. The third one is supposed to moisten and protect the dog’s eye.

Fact no 8

Dalmatians are born completely white.

Fact no 9

Basenji dogs are the only ones that virtually don’t bark.

Fact no 10

It’s much easier for dogs to remember a verbal command when it’s accompanied by a gesture.

What other curiosities would you add to the list? :)

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