Dogs - Our fascinating friends!
15 Apr 2015
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Everyday our furry friends amaze us with their antics and love. Their amazing sense of smell and their ability to understand emotions have left us spell bound for many years. We present to you some quirky facts about our beloved friends! Stay amazed!
Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not sweat by salivating. They sweat through the pads of their feet.Most of the dog's sweat glands are located around its footpads. That is why, when a dog is overheated, you will sometimes see a trail of wet footprints that he has left behind as he walked across the floor.
Ever wonder why a dog would go in circles before laying down? It is instinctive to all canines, domesticated and wild. Dogs in the wild would encircle where they laid-down to be sure that there were no snakes or other enemies and also, it was part of the ritual of make a good resting place (tamping down the ground before they laid down). Despite thousands of years, they still have this instinct.
It has been established that people who own pets live longer, have less stress, and have fewer heart attacks.
Seventy percent of people sign their pet's name on greeting cards and 58 percent include their pets in family and holiday portraits.
Dogs can see in multiple colours and not just black and white. Yes, dogs are partially color blind, and so are cats. But contrary to what some people think, they do see some colors, not just shades of black and white.
Every known dog except the chow has a pink tongue - the chow's tongue is jet black.
Sit is the most common training command taught to dogs.
A normal adult dog has around 42 teeth.
A dog’s nose print is unique, and similar to human fingerprints that no two are the same.
The top grossing dog film of all time is "Marley and Me" (2008) $247,812,011.
Dogs are capable of understanding up to 250 words and gestures, can count up to five and can perform simple mathematical calculations.
In Russia, some stray dogs have figured out a way to use the subway system to travel to populated areas to search for food.
Dogs see hugging or putting a limb over them as a sign of dominance and not affection. So next time, think twice before you hug!
In Afghanistan, two stray dogs in Afghanistan saved 50 American soliders. A Facebook group raised $21,000 to bring the dogs back to the US and reunite them with the soldiers. Luckily, the female dog and her puppies also found forever homes.
In Ancient China, Pekingese were treasured as a royal dog and as the Emperor's last line of defence. Pekingese were hidden up their sleeves and let go off in case of a war situation!
The marvel of our furry friends is amazing! Cheers to their pawsomeness!
Image courtesy: Pintrest