30 Weird Dogs Facts That Will Blow Your Mind !!!!!
Written by: Anastasia Spevakina
Dogs understand up to 250 words and gestures. They can count to five and solve simple math problems. Intellectually dogs are at the level of 2 years-old children.
In many countries dogs adapted to the underground. They have learned to ride public transportation in search of food.
They can distinguish ultrasound whistle. Paul McCartney, knowing this, has recorded the song “Day in the Life” with ultrasound for his collie.
In ancient China emperors had small Pekingese dogs. The dog was hiding in emperor’s sleeve and in case of danger jumped out on the enemy.
Dogs need wet noses to determine the direction of the smell.
Dog collars with spikes were invented in ancient Greece to protect canine necks from wolves.
If your dog smells chips, it does not mean that he ate it. There is a phenomenon of «Frito Feet», when due to bacteria accumulated on paws, they can smell like corn chips. The reason of this smell is poor hygiene after a walk.
Puppies have 28 teeth, and adult dogs – 42.
The heart of a large dog (like a man, by the way) beats from 60 to 100 beats per minute.
They have three pairs of eyelids: upper, lower and nictitating membrane that lubricates and protects the eyes.
They have 1700 gustatory receptors. For comparison, a human has only 9000.
They can feel smells 10 000 – 100 000 times better than a human.
Chocolate is dangerous for dogs. It contains theobromine, which negatively affects the central nervous system and the heart muscle.
Dogs, like people, can hiccup while eating or drinking too fast.
Like human babies, chihuahuas are born with a soft spot – fontanelle – on the top of the skull, which hardens with age.
Newfoundland dogs don’t get wet in water, and thanks to webbed paws they are excellent swimmers.
The fastest Dog in the world is a greyhound, named Star title. Top speed of this dog is 67,32 km / h. The record was not beaten since 1994.
Obesity is the top problem for dog’s health.
There are 703 breeds of purebred dogs.
Rin Tin Tin was the first “Hollywood star” dog (22 movies)
45% of dogs sleep in the owner’s beds.
“Boxers” have their name because of the manner to play with front paws.
Chihuahua Dog Breed were named after the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, where they were discovered.
Puppies begin to see normally only after they become 1 month old.
Lundehunds have 6 toes on each paw.
The Bible mentions dogs 14 times.
The first dog was cloned by a South Korean scientist Hwang Usok in 2005. Today, this procedure costs $ 100 000.
The oldest dog, terrier named Max, was 30 years old n August 2013. If he was a human, he would be 210 years old!
Height of the highest dog, standing on his hind legs, is 2, 20 meters.
The smallest dog is a chihuahua, named Heaven Sent Brandy. His weight is 900 gr.
The first law about rights of animals has been approved in Japan in the 17-18 centuries. According to this law, killing of dogs was punishable by execution.