Facts about dogs

dogsHow much you know about dog, apart from the faithfulness of the animal.  Here are some very rare facts about dogs:

  • Dog was the first animal to be domesticated by human beings
  • Did you know dogs have small grey wolf ancestor
  • The caption “beware of dogs” is found on the steps of Roman cities
  • Smaller breeds mature faster than larger breeds.
  • A dog’s heart beats up to 120 times per minute.
  • A puppy is born blind, deaf and toothless.
  • The average dog lives 8 to 15 years.
  • Puppies sleep ninety percent of the day for their first few weeks.
  • The basenji is the only dog that cannot bark.
  • A dog’s nose just doesn’t help him smell, but, also is used to keep him cool.
  • Dogs don’t like being hugged and cuddled, much to the contrary as we believe it
  • Did you ever know that dogs are the most jealous of all animals?
  • In Iran one cannot buy or sell the dog. It is considered illegal there
  • The oldest surviving dog in this world lived for 29 years and 5 months.
  • USA stands first having the highest population of dogs in the world followed by France.
  • Tallest dog, Great Dane, grew up to 41 inches high
  • The heaviest dog in the world, weighed 41 pounds. St. Bernard is considered to be heaviest dog in the world
  • Chihuahua is the smallest breed in the world
  • Chow-chow dogs have blue black tongue
  • Lhsa Apso is used as temple guards by the Buddhist monks
  • 1 in 3 households in the world keep dogs as pets

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