Amazing Canine Facts – Interesting Dog Information

Dogs have been domesticated for 10,000 years.

Dogs were first domesticated by cavemen.

Canis Familiaris is the Latin name for dog.

Dogs are all direct descendants of wolves.

Dogs are natural pack animals.

Dogs are intensely territorial, this is why they are very easy trained as guard dogs.

A dog’s heart beats up to 120 times per minute.

Dogs’ only sweat glands are between their paw pads.

There are 703 breeds of purebred dogs.

A puppy is born deaf, blind and toothless.

The bible mentions dogs 14 times.

Dog nose prints (as well as cats) are as unique as human finger prints.

There are 42 teeth in a dog’s mouth.

There are almost 5 million dog bites per year, and the main victims are children.

Dogs sweat through the pads of their feet.

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Chocolate makes dogs violently ills, or can even kills them because chocolates contain a substance called as theobromine (similar to caffeine).

Max and Jake are two most popular names for male dog whereas Maggie and Molly are the most popular female dog names.

Among dogs officially registered with Kennel clubs in the US, the most popular breed is the Labrador Retriever, followed by Rottweiler and German Shepherd.

The world’s first dog show was held in 1859 in Britain.

Bloodhound dogs have been used (due to their keen sense of smell) since the Middle Ages to track criminals.

The Lhasa Apso was used by monks to guard temples.

In Greek mythology, Cerberus was the tri-headed dog that guarded the underworld.

In Flemish, Schipperke translates to “Little Captain”.

New foundlands are great swimmers because of their webbed feet.

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Eighteen muscles or more can move a dog’s ear.

Average body temperature for a dog is 101.2 degrees.

Basset Hounds cannot swim.

Smaller breeds mature faster than larger breeds.

Dogs have no sense of “time”.

A Pomeranian, a Pekingese, and a Newfoundland are the three dogs that survived the sinking of the Titanic.

Basset Hounds cannot swim.

Dachshunds were bred to fight badgers in their dens.

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Dalmations are completely white at birth.

The US has the highest dog population in the world, and the 2nd is France.

The American Kenel Club was founded in 1884 – the most influential dog club in US.

58% put pets in family and holiday portraits.

Dog trainers in ancient China were held in high esteem.

Studies show that petting a dog lowers blood pressure.

More than 1 in 3 American families own a dog.

In Iran, it is against the law if you own a dog as a pet.

President Lyndon Johnson had two beagles named Him and Her.

George Washington had thirty-six dogs (all foxhounds).

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Davy Crockett had a dog named Sport.

Gidget is the name of the Taco Bell dog.

Commoners in Imperial China were forbidden to own Pekingese.

During WWII, dogs were trained by the Russians to run suicide missions with mines strapped to their backs.

There are an estimated 400 million dogs in the world.

The oldest dog ever died at age 29.

The heaviest dog ever weighed 319 pounds.

The Chihuahua is the smallest breed in the world.

In Chinese Astrology, people who born in the year of the dog is said to be loyal and discreet, but slightly temperamental.