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Incredible Dog Facts: How Well Do You Know Your Dog?

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At this point, we all probably know how amazing dogs are, right? However, they are a box full of surprises. Dogs can always raise the bar a bit and become even more amazing than you think. For instance, did you know their sense of smell is so sharp that they can detect covid?! Here are the most incredible dog facts you didn’t know, all in one blog!

14 Incredible Dog Facts you MUST know

  1. Dogs can sniff at the same time they breathe. Yes, we knew that dogs were gifted, but did you know about this amazing skill? Since they can sniff while they breathe, they can spend hours performing their favorite activity: smell things out!

  2. A nose print is pretty much like a human fingerprint: they are one of a kind! Every dog is unique, and so is their nose. 😊

  3. Dalmatian puppies are born entirely white, and they develop their black spots over time. So, if you have white dalmatian puppies at home, don’t worry, they will eventually develop their spots!

  4. The lifespan of dogs depends on their breed and size, although it’s usually 10 to 15 years. However, the oldest dog in the world died at the age of 29! Yes, you read that correctly. Lucky pet parents!

  5. All dogs are actually born deaf. They don’t fully develop their sense of hearing in their mum’s bellies, so they do it outside the womb. Besides, they don’t open their eyes until they are 10 days old. That is why they need to be close to their mum, for guidance.

  6. Dogs are as smart as a 2-year-old baby. It is very common to see dogs and toddlers playing together and getting along, right? Well, that is because their level of intelligence is pretty much the same.

  7. Petting dogs can lower your blood pressure. Not only are they the best company we could ask for, but they can actually help us feel better. Dogs and humans staring at each other releases oxytocin, a.k.a. the love hormone, and can also reduce stress and blood pressure.

  8. ‘A day in the life’ has a frequency only dogs can hear. The famous Beatles song has a frequency at the end that only dogs can listen to. You won’t hear anything, but you can play it for your pup and see how he reacts 😊

  9. Obesity is their most recurrent health problem. Domestic dogs can sometimes live sedentary lives, which can be harmful to their health. Make sure to provide him with long walks, and avoid feeding him unhealthy snacks. Obesity can also lead to hip problems, which is why it is necessary to take care of your dog’s joints. Mokai’s Advanced Hemp Mobility improve mobility and flexibility, and help reduce pain and inflammation while building fluids surrounding the joints.

  10. Dogs can be left or right-pawed. This is probably one of my favorite incredible dog facts. Just like humans, dogs have a more skilled paw. To check which is your dogs’, go grab a toy and give it to your pup! The paw he uses first is his skilled paw.

  11. Three dogs survived the Titanic. 12 dogs were on board, and two Pomeranians and one Pekingese survived the historical sinking of the ship.

  12. Dogs can actually feel jealous. If you are interacting with another dog, or even if you are close to another person, your dog can get jealous. That is why they sometimes start barking when their owner approach someone else. Yes, they are as cute as it gets 😊

  13. Basenjis are barkless. They are known as ‘the barkless dog’ since the unusual shape of their larynx makes it impossible for them to bark. However, they are not completely silent: they produce a yodel-like sound, so they do interact with others.

  14. Dogs’ noses are 10,000 times stronger than humans. Dogs have more than 220 million olfactory receptors, while we humans only have 5 million. In fact, a dog’s sense of smell is so sharp that service dogs can smell diseases like cancer, diabetes, or covid.


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