Did You Know That...

 Dogs have sweat glands in between their paws

 

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 A dog’s shoulder blades are unattached to the rest of the skeleton to allow greater flexibility for running
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 A dog’s shoulder blades are unattached to the rest of the skeleton to allow greater flexibility for running
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 A dog can locate the source of a sound in 1/600 of a second and can hear sounds four times farther away than a human can
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  The average dog can run about 19 mph. Greyhounds are the fastest dogs on Earth and can run at speeds of 45 mph

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  The oldest dog on record was an Australian cattle dog named Bluey who lived 29 years and 5 months. In human years, that is more than 160 years old
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  A person standing still 300 yards away is almost invisible to a dog. But a dog can easily identify its owner standing a mile away if the owner is waving his arms
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The average dog can run about 19 mph. Greyhounds are the fastest dogs on Earth and can run at speeds of 45 mph
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Dogs can smell about 1,000 times better than humans. While humans have 5 million smell-detecting cells, dogs have more than 220 million. The part of the brain that interprets smell is also four times larger in dogs than in humans
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Some dogs can smell dead bodies under water, where termites are hiding, and natural gas buried under 40 feet of dirt. They can even detect cancer that is too small to be detected by a doctor and can find lung cancer by sniffing a person’s breath
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 Male dogs will raise their legs while urinating to aim higher on a tree or lamppost because they want to leave a message that they are tall and intimidating

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 Dogs have a wet nose to collect more of the tiny droplets of smelling chemicals in the air

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One female dog and her female children could produce 4,372 puppies in seven years (This is why we Spay/Neuter every single dog we adopt)
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Zorba, an English mastiff, is the biggest dog ever recorded. He weighed 343 pounds and measured 8' 3" from his nose to his tail

References

a Bailey, Gwen. 2002. What Is My Dog Thinking? San Diego, CA: Thunder Bay Press.

b Brewer, Douglas, Terence Clark, and Adrian Philips. 2001. Dogs in Antiquity: Anubis to Cerebrus The Origins of the Domestic Dog. Warminster, UK: Aris & Phillips.

c Budiansky, Stephen. 2000. The Truth About Dogs: An Inquiry into the Ancestory, Social Conventions, Mental Habits, and Moral Fiber of Canis familiaris.New York, NY: Penguin Putnum, Inc.

d Choron, Harry and Sandra Choron. 2005. Planet Dog: A Doglopedia. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Co.

e Coren, Stanley. 2004. How Dogs Think: Understanding the Canine Mind. New York, NY: Free Press.

f Fogle, Bruce D.V. M. 1995. The Encyclopedia of the Dog. New York, NY: DK Publishing, Inc.

 
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