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A dog’s heart beats between 70 and 120 times a minute, compared with a human heart which beats 70 to 80 times a minute. A dog’s normal body temperature is 100.5 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit.
A female carries her young about 60 days before the puppies are born.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the smallest dog on record was a Yorkshire Terrier in Great Britain who, at the age of 2,
weighed just 4 ounces.

The longest lived dog, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, was an
Australian Cattle Dog, named Bluey, who lived to be 29.

An adult dog has 42 teeth. It is a myth that dogs are color blind. They can actually see in color, just not as vividly as humans. It is akin to our vision at dusk.
If never spayed or neutered, a female dog, her mate, and their puppies could produce over 66,000 dogs in 6 years!

The only sweat glands a dog has are between the paw pads. In 1957, Laika became the first living being in space via an earth satellite
The world’s smartest dogs are thought to be (1) the border collie, (2) the poodle,
and (3) the golden retriever. A dog’s smell is more than 100,000 times stronger than that of a human’s Chocolate contains a substance known as theobromine (similar to caffeine) which can kill dogs or at the very least make them violently
ill. Dogs’ sense of hearing is more than ten times more acute than a human’s
More than 1 in 3 American families own a dog. Dogs don’t like rain because
the sound is amplified and hurts their very sensitive ears.
The ten most popular dogs
(AKC, 2007) are in order:
Labrador Retriever, Yorkshire Terrier, German Shepherd,
Golden Retriever, Beagle, Boxer, Dachshund, Poodle,
Shih Tzu, and Bulldog.
Dogs were the first animals
domesticated by people.
A greyhound can run as fast
as 45 miles an hour.
Spaying/neutering your dog
before the age of 6 months can help prevent cancer in your
dog.
Puppies acquire a full mouth
of permanent teeth between four and seven months old.
Small dogs live the longest.
Toy breeds live up to 16 years or more. Larger dogs
average is 7 - 12 years. Veterinary medicine have extended
this estimate by about three years. However, some breeds,
such as Tibetan terrier live as long as twenty years.
Eighty percent of dog owners
buy their dog a present for holidays and birthdays. More
than half of them sign letters and cards from themselves
and their pets.
The dog name “Fido” is from
Latin and means “fidelity.”
The U.S. has the highest dog
population in the world.
Most pet owners (94 percent)
say their pet makes them smile more than once a day.
Dogs are mentioned 14 times
in the Bible.
It has been established that
people who own pets live longer, have less stress, and
have fewer heart attacks.
All dogs can be traced back
40 million years ago to a weasel-like animal called the
Miacis which dwelled in trees and dens. The Miacis later
evolved into the Tomarctus,a direct forbearer of the genus
Canis, which includes the wolf and jackal as well as the
dog.
Seventy percent of people
sign their pet’s name on greeting cards and 58 percent
include their pets infamily and holiday portraits,
according to a survey done by the American Animal Hospital
Association.
A dog’s whiskers are
touch-sensitive hairs called vibrissae. They are found on
the muzzle, above the eyes and below the jaws, and can
actually sense tiny changes in airflow.
The origin of amputating a
dog’s tail may go back to the Roman writer Lucius
Columella’s (A.D. 4-70) assertion that tail docking
prevented rabies.
Dogs can smell about 1,000
times better than humans. While humans have 5 million
smell-detecting cells, dogs have more than 220 million.
The part of the brain that interprets smell is also four
times larger in dogs than in humans.


   
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