Dog lovers always refer to their dog as their best friend. They act like they know exactly what their dog wants and what they may be thinking at all times. Man’s best friend is actually a little more mysterious than some may realize, though.
Here are some amazing dog facts that the ultimate dog lover probably doesn’t know.
Dalmatians’ spots don’t appear until two or three weeks after they are born. When they are newborn pups, they have all white fur.
While dogs look absolutely adorable when they curl up, they are actually following their natural instinct to protect themselves and keep warm when they sleep.
Some research studies have shown that dogs will do their business so that they are aligned with the earth’s magnetic field. Dogs will drop a number two facing either north or south. However, only female dogs will urinate in this direction.
Dogs can actually see in color. However, dogs cannot see as many colors as we can.
Dogs have at least 18 muscles in just their ears and can hear sounds coming from any direction.
Not to be too graphic, but your dog will masturbate even after being spayed or neutered. In fact, constant masturbation is a sign of stress.
The layer of moisture that makes dogs’ noses wet actually helps them smell better and will absorb the different scents.
Dogs have an incredible sense of smell. They can smell up to 100,000 times stronger than humans can.
Dogs will chase their tales because of an instinctual ritual seen in wolves. It’s known as “nesting.”
The United States has over 75 million dogs. The most popular of these dogs is a Labrador retriever.
Dogs don’t wag their tales only when they are happy. It can also mean that they are nervous, playful, or angry. This can be determined by the pattern of the wagging.
Dogs use their whiskers to see more clearly. They are able to sense air pressure and their surroundings with their whiskers.
Most dogs only have four toes, but the Norwegian Lundehund has six toes!
Service dogs are so popular and helpful because dogs can sense when there is a change in the human body, like seizures.
Kirsch, a service dog, received an honorary degree when he attended all of the degree’s classes with his owner.
Petting your dog is healthy for you. Studies show that you can lower your blood pressure this way.
Due to the shape of a Basenji’s vocal box, their bark sounds more like a yodel.
The roof of a dog’s mouth is able to sense different smells. So, when you see a dog lick his nose, he is transferring the scent chemicals and particles from his nose to the roof of his mouth.
Newfoundland dogs are known for being great swimmers. What makes them so good at it? They have webbed feet!
Thanks to the sweat glands in a dog’s feet, they usually smell like corn chips.
When owners leave their dogs, they experience separation anxiety. To help them, leave a piece of your clothing so they don’t feel this way.
Dogs are huge attention hogs. They’ll feel jealous when they see their owner showing more attention to something or someone else.
Men who own dogs are three times more likely to grab a girl’s phone number and date them compared to a man who doesn’t own a dog.
The mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota is a seven-year-old dog named Duke.
A German shepherd named Orient helped a blind man, Bill Irwin, hike 2,100 miles of the Appalachian Trail, making him the first blind man to ever finish the long hike.