The Most Head Scratching Facts about Dogs

Facts about Dogs

Did you know that petting your dog on a daily basis could lower your blood pressure?

Dogs keep you company, provide unconditional love, and can be a great source of companionship, especially for people who spend a lot of time alone or are lonely. Dogs also help calm anxiety and depression in children and adults and they can also serve as an early warning system for some types of seizures or epilepsy because they’re sensitive to subtle changes in their owner’s body chemistry.

Pets have been proven to have many health benefits for humans, such as lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Dogs especially are great for children because they teach responsibility and empathy – which is something that children might not get from school or friends. In short, owning a dog has many benefits including companionship, reducing stress, and strengthening the immune system.

Fascinating Facts about Dogs

1 The song ‘A Day in the Life’ by The Beatles contains a whistle capable of only being heard by dogs.

2 Dalmatians aren’t born with their black spots. They are born completely white and develop these black spots over time.

3 There are diabetic alert dogs that can alert you when your insulin levels drop.

4 Bloodhounds can trace scents that are over 12 days old.

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5 Dogs can get jealous if they see their owners displaying affection on someone or something else.

6 A dog named Duke heads the small town of Cormorant in Minnesota as its Mayor.

7 A dog’s sense of smell is 10,000 – 100,000 more acute than that of humans.

8 Your dog will almost always poop in alignment with the earth’s magnetic field.

9 The only dog breed that can’t bark is the basenji, but it can yodel.

10 A dog’s nose is wet to help it absorb scent chemicals.

11 Dogs are as intelligent as a two-year-old human being. They can understand up to 250 words, signs and signals. They can also count up to five, learn the names of new items quickly and perform simple mathematical calculations.

12 The most intelligent dogs include the Border Collie, Poodle, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Doberman Pinscher, Shetland Sheepdog, Labrador Retriever, Papillon, Rottweiler, and the Australian Cattle Dog. The least intelligent dogs include the Basset Hound, Mastiff, Beagle, Pekinese and the Bloodhound.

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12 Things Your Dog Doesn’t Like About You

You can always tell when your dog is happy, right: wagging tails and excited, playful barking speak for themselves? But it’s not so easy to tell why your pooch is sad or even depressed. Let’s try to figure out the most common reasons your fluffy friend might be upset.