Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Interesting Dog Facts That You Probably Don't Know

  • Many people are not aware that a dogs normal body temperature is between 100.5 to around 102.5
    A Few Interesting Facts about Dogs!
    degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Female dogs only carry their puppies for about 60 days till birth.
  • Most adult dogs have forty two teeth at maturity.
  • 1 in 3 families in the United States own dogs.
  • The only sweat glands dogs have are in between their paw pads.
  • The most popular dog names are Maggie, Molly, Jack and Max.
  • All Dalmatians are born pure white.
  • Puppies are born toothless, blind and deaf and very dependent on their mothers.
  • Dogs develop the touch sense first because their bodies including paws have super sensitive nerve endings.
  • It takes eighteen or muscle for a dog to move its ears.
  • There is an estimate of five hundred million or more dogs around the world.
  • The United States has the highest population of dogs in the world.
  • Dogs have lived with humans for approximately for over fourteen thousand years.
  • The average dog can run about nineteen miles per hour.
  • Greyhounds are the fastest dogs on earth averaging at a speed of forty five miles per hour.
  • The most popular breed of dog in the United States is a Labrador retriever.
  • Dogs smelling sense is greater than one thousand times better than a human.
  • Dog urine can help other dogs determine whether the dog is leaving a male/female or young/old or healthy/sick or angry/happy type of message.
  • Dogs are as smart as a three year old and can understand between 150 and 200 words or signals.
  • The beagle and collie are known to be the nosiest dogs.
  • The most intelligent dogs are known to be the Poodle and Border Collie.
  • The least intelligent dogs are the Basenji and Afghan hound.
  • There are many great and interesting facts about dogs which makes them very unique.
Marietta Vet Clinic and veterinarian, +Julian Peckich DVM  are happy to welcome new pets to the animal clinic.  Pet vaccinations, dog vaccinations, cat vaccinations available.