Fun and Interesting Facts About Dogs

Fun and Interesting Facts About Dogs

Dogs are our best friends and here at Camp Ruff Ruff we don’t stop at learning behavior. There is always time to learn more about dogs. Did you know all these facts?

1.About 1/3 of the dogs that are surrendered to animal shelters are purebred dogs.

2.A person who hunts with a Beagle is known as a “Beagler.”

3.Seventy percent of people sign their dog’s name on their holiday cards.

4.Dogs can learn more than 1000 words.

5.There are about 400 million dogs in the world.

6.In general, smaller breeds live longer than larger breeds.

7.Dogs are omnivores — they eat meat, grains and vegetables.

8.Former US President Teddy Roosevelt had a Pit Bull named Pete.

9.A dog’s whiskers — found on the muzzle, above the eyes and below the jaws — are technically known as vibrissae. They are touch-sensitive hairs than actually sense minute changes in airflow.

10.It was recently discovered that dogs do see in color, just not as vivid as we see.

11.An adult dog has 42 teeth.

12.All puppies are born deaf.

13.A dog’s nose print is unique, much like a person’s fingerprint.

14.Dogs can see best at dawn and dusk.

15.The Newfoundland has a water-resistant coat and webbed feet.

16.Petting a dog can lower your blood pressure.

17.Dogs only have sweat glands in their paws.

18.The average dog can run about 19 miles per hour at full speed.

19.Dogs have twice as many ear muscles as people.

20.Dogs can smell disease


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  1. I had no idea that dogs can see best at dawn and dusk, and so that fact is very interesting to me. However, are you talking about just seeing outside or at that specific time of day (either outside or indoors)? If you’re talking about seeing outside, then I think that it would be best to let my dog outside at those times.

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