Facts 

and

FUN

about 

DOGS

Tip: Your dog will respond 100% to the energy you pass down the lead.

The wetness of a dogs nose is essential for determining the direction a smell is coming from.

 

Obesity in dogs is a MAN-made problem. It is almost unheard of in any canine species in the world

Spiked dog collars were invented in ancient Greece and were originally designed to protect dogs throats from wolf attacks.

 

A dog can hear sounds up to 45Khz, Human hearing limit 20-22 Khz

When dogs kick after doing their business, they are using the scent glands on their paws to further mark their territory.

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permanent teeth

All dogs have

Did you know that ALL dogs regardless of breed and size are identical in anatomy - each having 301 bones but variations on tail bones.

Dogs can pinpoint sounds 4 times more accurately than humans

  1. Your dog’s sense of smell is 1,000 to 10 million times better than yours.

  2. Depending on the breed, your dog has between 125 million to 300 million scent glands — compared to only 5 million for humans. And the part of your dog’s brain that controls smell is 40 times larger than yours — that’s true, even though the canine brain is much smaller than the human, relative to size. A human’s brain is about 1/40th of their body weight while a dog’s brain is only 1/125th.  — An ant’s brain is 1/7th its body weight.

Dogs have a remarkable sense of smell, they are capable of differentiating odours in concentrations nearly 100 million times lower than humans can. 

It's thought, the reason your dog goes berzerk when the postie arrives, your dog can pick up all the scents from the mailbag, the dog thinks there's a thousand people at the door.

Golden Retrievers share their ancestory with a dog which is now extinct 'The Tweed Water Spaniel'. The reteiver as we know it today started life a mere 160 years ago. The Golden Retriever was first developed near Glen Affric in Scotland, at "Guisachan", the highland estate of Dudley Marjoribanks, 1st Baron Tweedmouth

It turns out that today's dog breeds may not have evolved from the Gray wolf, at least not the kind of gray wolf that exists today. It is thought they both share their ancestory with a creature that roamed the earth over 15 million years ago know as the Tomarctus.