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15 Of The Most Amusing Facts About Dogs

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July 3, 2023
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Discover fascinating and amusing facts about dogs in our engaging blog post. Uncover entertaining tidbits about their behavior, history, and unique traits. Woof-tastic fun for dog lovers!

Our delightful compilation of 15 amusing facts about dogs! Dogs have been our loyal companions for centuries, and their endearing antics and unique qualities never cease to entertain us. In this blog post, we'll explore some surprising, funny, and heartwarming facts that highlight the fascinating world of dogs. From their incredible senses to their diverse breeds, prepare to be entertained and enlightened by these amusing insights into man's best friend. Whether you're a lifelong dog enthusiast or simply curious about these lovable creatures, get ready to smile, chuckle, and deepen your appreciation for our furry companions!

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1. Puppies are born without teeth or eyesight. They are also born deaf, according to animalplanet.com.

2. All dog’s dream, but puppies and senior dogs dream more frequently the American Kennel Club writes.

3. Dog eyes have a part called the tapetum lucidum, allowing them to see better in the dark, the AKC reports.

4. Dogs have two times the number of muscles in their ears than humans, states animalplanet.com.

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5. Dogs sweat through the pads of their feet, according to livescience.com.

6. Dogs curl up in a ball when they sleep due to an age-old instinct to keep themselves warm and protect their abdomen and vital organs from predators says Dr. Margaret Gruen, DVM, clinician at NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine Animal Behavior Service.

7. Some researchers suggest that the emergence of our relationship with the dog may have been responsible for the victory of modern humans outside of Africa who were in competition with our cousins, the Neanderthals, Geneticist Razib Khan reports.

8. Greyhounds can run as fast as 45 miles per hour, making them the fastest dogs on Earth, according to animalplanet.com.

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9. Geneticists and archeologists now agree that the ancestor to modern dogs separated from other wolves over 20,000 years ago and that by 15,000 years ago, they were fully dog-like and spreading around the world writes Embark Co-founder, Adam Boyko.

10. Human blood pressure has been known to decrease when petting a dog, and so does the dog’s, according to the AKC.

11. The classic name, Fido, means fidelity in Latin, states animalplanet.com.

12. As of March 2017, a total of 89.7 million dogs were estimated to live in U.S. households as pets, statista.com reports.

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13. Dogs can learn words according to the New York Times. One well-studied Border Collie named Rico knew 200 objects by name and, like a toddler, could infer the names of novel objects by excluding things with labels he already knew.

14. A dog’s nose print is unique, similar to the human fingerprint states animalplanet.com.

15. A dog’s sense of smell is 10,000 times more powerful than humans, writes PBS.com.

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Dogs truly hold a special place in our hearts, and these amusing facts have only scratched the surface of their incredible nature. From their unwavering loyalty and unconditional love to their mischievous behavior and boundless energy, dogs continue to captivate us with their unique personalities. Whether they're performing incredible feats, displaying quirky habits, or simply showering us with affection, dogs remind us of the joy and companionship they bring to our lives. So, the next time you find yourself sharing a laugh or a tender moment with your furry friend, remember these amusing facts and cherish the remarkable bond between humans and dogs. Embrace the wonder and charm of these incredible creatures, and let them continue to brighten your days with their infectious enthusiasm and unwavering devotion.

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