Weird Dog Facts
Written by: Anastasia Spevakina
Dogs are amazing animals. They are smart and have a cheerful nature. Today we want to tell you the most interesting and instructive Dog Facts
Dog Facts 1-Dogs can see emotions
Studies have shown that dogs can easily read the emotions on people’s faces.
High body temperature
Dogs have a higher body temperature than humans. Normal temperature for them is from 37.5 to 39 ° C, and a heart rate varies between 60 to 120 beats per minute.
Dog Facts 2-Dogs can get a cancer
Like people, dogs can have a cancer. At the age of 10 years old dogs may suffer from such diseases as lymphoma, skin cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, etc.
Studies have shown that dogs with elongated muzzles live longer than, for example, pugs or bulldogs.
Influence of thunderstorms
Thunderstorm creates special sound frequencies, which dog’s ears can trap. These sounds can be painful for our cute pets.
About 1 million of dogs in the USA became heirs of deceased owners.
Dogs think as 2-years-old children. They tend to learn.
Like people, dogs can hiccup while eating or drinking water.
Frightened dogs take a special position of the body. They compress the tail between the legs, hiding scent glands.
Recognizing human emotions
Dogs are the only animals, who are able to recognize our emotions. They need just one glance at you to see if you are happy, troubled, angry or sad. They can even empathize with people, feeling the same emotions.
Remembering hundreds of words
Average dogs are easily trained and can learn from 200 to 500 words. Moreover, they can learn the basics of mathematics, for example, learn to count and arrange numbers in the ascending order.
Pit bull is not a breed
There is no such breed as a pit bull. Pit Bull is the collective name for such species as the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, American Mastiff, Japanese Tosa, and Bulldog.
The presence of dogs in the house can protect owners from asthma and colds
Studies have shown that children, who lived in families with dogs, are less likely to have allergies and get sick than those kids, who didn’t have a dog.
Dogs can suffer from seasonal affective disorder as well as people. If your dog suffers from the seasonal depression, play with him or take for a walk to stretch the muscles.
Dogs can fall in love
Contacting with people or other dogs, the hormone of love (oxytocin) starts to work in their brain. This process is identical to what happens in the human brain, when he hugs or kisses.
Homeland of French poodle is not France
The name “poodle” is derived from the German «pudel» or «pudelhund», what means “splashing dog”. The world-famous haircut of poodles appeared, when hunters sheared them for easy navigation, leaving only a little fur to keep warm.
In the Middle Ages dogs were accused of witchcraft
Dogs were often tortured and punished along with their owners, being accused of witchcraft.
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