20 Truly Amazing Facts About Dogs

Set Of Chompers

Set Of Chompers

Adult dogs have a grand total of 42 teeth. We humans have 32.

Sniffer Dogs

Sniffer Dogs

Your dog's sense of smell is about 1 million times more effective than yours.



They're Part Of The Family

They're Part Of The Family

In the United States, around one third of all families in the country have a dog at home.

Cruel To Be Kind?

Cruel To Be Kind?

Spaying or neutering your dog might sound a little cruel to some, but the truth is that it can actually help prevent certain types of cancers.



That's A Lot Of Puppies!

That's A Lot Of Puppies!

Let's imagine that we didn't do either of those things previously mentioned, and then left a pair of dogs to do their thing for six whole years.... They could produce a total of 66,000 puppies during that time! Of course, that is a "could" and not a "would".

They Can Hear Better Than You

They Can Hear Better Than You

It may not be quite as impressive as their sense of smell, but dogs can hear quite well too. In fact, their ears are about ten times more effective than yours are.



That's Fast!

That's Fast!

The average dog is capable of running about nineteen miles per hour. I mean, it's not as fast as Usain Bolt at top speed, but who is? Nobody, that's who!

The Word Of Dog

The Word Of Dog

Dogs get 14 mentions in the Holy Bible.



Nose Prints

Nose Prints

The nose print of a dog is as unique as your fingerprints.

Dog 101

Dog 101

A dog's average body temperature if 101.2. If yours was that hot, you'd be very sick. Your temperature is about 98.6.



Ca$h Money

Ca$h Money

The average dog costs its owner about US$13,000 during the course of its life.

Sweaty Feet

Sweaty Feet

A dog has sweat glands but only a few ...which happen to be situated between its toes.



Omnivorous

Omnivorous

We might associate dogs with meat when it comes to food but the fact is that dogs are actually omnivorous.

Ear Muscles

Ear Muscles

Your dog has twice the ear muscles that you do (which is cool with me because my ears rarely move).



The Order Of Things

The Order Of Things

A dog sees you a member of its pack, or itself a member of yours. It will act submissively to anyone it sees as further up the pecking order.

Dogs As Pets

Dogs As Pets

Of course, it is proposed that domestic breeds of dog evolved alongside humans in something of a symbiotic relationship, but many insist that dogs have only truly been kept as pets for about the last 12,000 years.



60 Days

60 Days

A female dog usually carries her puppies for around 60 day before giving birth.

Life In Color

Life In Color

It's a myth that dogs only see in black and white. They do see color, just not as well as we do.



Canine Obesity

Canine Obesity

Just as we humans have issues with obesity, so too do dogs, it seems. In fact, it is the absolute number one health issue for dogs. Guess whose fault that is...

Dog Signature

Dog Signature

When sending out holiday cards, almost three-quarters of the families who do sign their dog's name on the card. I don't want to get serious about something so fun and trivial, but it's kind of fraud signing somebody else's name, right?