Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished.— Dean Koontz
Dogs can smell your feelings. In fact, the smelling sense of a dog is 10,000 times stronger than a human. They can be trained to detect diseases like cancer and osteomyelitis. There are hundreds of such facts about dogs. In this article, we are going to cover 10 interesting facts about dogs you probably didn’t know.
11 Interesting Facts About Dogs
1. Most successful land hunter in the world
The African Hunting Dog holds the Guinness World Record for the most successful land hunter in the world. They are successful in 50-70% of their hunts.Dogs are the most successful land hunter in the world. They are successful in 50-70% of their hunts. Click To Tweet
2. 30% of Dalmatians are deaf in one ear
According to UFAW, on average around 30% of Dalmatians are deaf in one ear while 5% are deaf in both. Dalmatians with larger dark patches are less likely to be deaf. This is due to a gene called “extreme piebald”. The same gene is also responsible for their white coat and blue eyes (in some of them).
3. The Saluki is the oldest dog breed
The Saluki holds the Guinness World Record for the oldest breed of dog dates back to 329BC. The Saluki’s were kept as royal pets in Ancient Egypt.The Saluki is the oldest dog breed. Click To Tweet
4. Basenji dogs don’t bark
The Basenji dog doesn’t bark, instead, they yodel, whine or scream. Isn’t it surprising?The Basenji dog doesn’t bark, instead, they yodel, whine or scream. Isn't it surprising? Click To Tweet
5. Chow Chows and Shar-Pei dogs have black tonguesChow Chows and Shar-Pei dogs have black tongues. Click To Tweet
6. A Greyhound could beat a Cheetah
According to Psychology Today, Greyhounds are extremely good at long-distance run and they can beat cheetah since they can keep a speed of 35mph for up to 7 miles. Though Cheetahs are swiftest of the animals and can attain a maximum speed of 100–120 km/h, they can only continue this speed for maximum 200 -300 yards. Cheetahs do have an early advantage but it would soon be surpassed by a Greyhound!
7. A Bloodhound’s sense of smell can be used as admissible evidence in a court of law
According to PBS, a Bloodhound’s sense of smell is spot on and this is the reason a bloodhound’s sense of smell can be used as admissible evidence in a court of law. Bloodhounds can also follow 300 hours old track tracks that are over 300 hours old and can stay on a trail for over 130 miles!A Bloodhound’s sense of smell can be used as admissible evidence in a court of law. Click To Tweet
8. Newfoundlands are amazing lifeguards
Newfoundland dogs are great lifeguards thanks to their water-resistant coats and webbed feet. It has been reported by some of the pet owners that Newfoundland tries to “rescue” them while swimming!Newfoundlands #dogs are amazing lifeguards. Click To Tweet
9. The tallest dog in the worldGreat Dane named Zeus holds the Guinness World Record for the tallest dog in the world. Click To Tweet
10. Dogs have three eyelids
Many of you must not have heard this interesting dog fact. According to iHeartDogs, dogs have three eyelids. The third eyelid acts as the nictitating membrane and it is called as ‘haw’. In dogs, this membrane is responsible for keeping their eye lubricated and protected.
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