We know you like fun facts and learning more about dogs. Although there are many cat lovers, the dog is the most common pet in the world. Today we are going to share no less than 21 amazing facts about dogs. You did not miss part 1, did you?
Let’s continue with our list of amazing facts about dogs:
11. A dog’s nose is 100,000 times more sensitive than a human’s
Five million fragrance receptors make up the human sense of smell. A dog’s sense of smell, on the other hand, consists of 300 million receptors. Fantastic!
12. Do you know which dogs are most “inside” the United States?
Because it can be expensive to rent housing in the United States, one might think that they prefer smaller breeds. It turns out, however, that the most popular breeds are a mixture of small and large varieties. This is the top list of popular dog breeds in the United States:
- Golden Retriever
- Yorkshire Terrier
Another interesting fact is that the Labrador has remained in first place for over 23 years.
13. Dogs help prevent asthma and colds
This is a scientifically proven fact. Studies have shown that children who grow up with dogs are less likely to develop asthma and frequent colds. Thanks to the dog’s constant contact with the ground, outdoor environments and new types of bacteria in general, children’s immune systems become hardened.
This means that they become better at fighting all types of viruses.
14. The oldest dog breed is…
Saluki. This is a type of greyhound with characteristically long hair on the ears, tail and parts of the legs. The breed is believed to have originated in Egypt, where they were considered to have royal ancestry. In fact, there is evidence that these dogs were mummified after they died, just like the bodies of the pharaohs.
15. A dog can also experience depression
Dogs can experience what is called seasonal depression. The dog can thus experience changes in mood and low energy according to the season.
If you observe them, you can especially notice in the winter that some dogs become more depressed. It is therefore important to play with them and take proper walks to keep your spirits up.
16. The breed with the highest endurance is…
Siberian husky. In addition to being one of the fastest breeds, huskies are also very enduring, even more than greyhounds. They can travel 160 km a day without stopping. Fantastic!
17. Dogs also fall in love
Dogs’ brains secrete oxytocin, which is also called the “love hormone”. This encourages the dog to interact with other individuals, such as its owner and other dogs.
The same hormone that makes your dog love you also makes you fall in love.
18. The most and least intelligent races are…
The most intelligent: border collie, poodle and German Shepherd.
The least intelligent: Afghan hound and basenji.
19. The poodle may not come from France
These elegant poodles, whose fur is glamorously cut, may not come from France, even though it is “common knowledge”. Some argue that the country of origin is instead Germany. The word poodle is even a German word that refers to the fun hairstyles many of these dogs have.
Whether it comes from France or Germany (or even another Mediterranean country) is not something that has been established with certainty.
20. The first creature to travel from Earth to space was a dog
It was the Russian dog Laika, whose sad story many of you have probably already heard. Laika did not survive her journey, but she completed her mission and even produced offspring. Her puppy got her own puppies with US President John F. Kennedy’s dog.
21. Dogs have been accused of witchcraft
In the Middle Ages, it was believed that dogs were mostly owned by witches and fortune tellers. The most superstitious people therefore believed that these animals had a lot to do with the “gifts” of their owners.
A dog was actually hanged in Salem, USA, in 1692.
As you can see, there are many amazing facts about dogs that many do not know. We have enjoyed sharing these. Follow us on Facebook if you want to share more interesting facts or maybe want to share your own.