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Twenty Awesome and Interesting Dog Facts — You’ll “Dig” Them!


We love dogs as much as you do and although we may be a tad biased, we never get tired of learning more about them! We are sure you will find some of these dog facts interesting so we will share. How many of these facts did you know?

1. The most “pupular” dog in the United States is the Labrador Retriever and has been for more than thirty straight years.

2. Your pup’s nose print is extremely unique, very much like a person’s fingerprint.

3. Nearly half of US dog owners allow their fur-legged friend to sleep in bed with them.

4. A recent study determined that senior dogs dream more than younger dogs.

5. Three out of four people who send a holiday greeting card sign the name on their dog on it.

6. A dog’s sense of smell is absolutely incredible. To put this into perspective, a human’s nose has approximately five million receptors. Your pup’s nose has between 250-300 million receptors!

7.The famous Rin Tin Tin, who was a German Shepherd, was nominated for an Academy Award.

8. Scientists discovered that a dogs’ noses can sense thermal radiation, (heat) which is why blind or deaf dogs are still capable of hunting.

9. The Beegle has been a family favorite dog for almost ninety years. In fact, it is the only breed that was among the five most popular breeds in 1934 to date.

10. Have you ever watched someone yawn and then yawned yourself? The same thing happens to dogs. Give it try next time you are getting tired and watch what you pup does!

11. Have you ever watched your dog curl up into a ball when they go to sleep? This is a natural way to protect themselves while asleep. This position allows them to be less vulnerable.

12. The Basenji dog breed can yodel!

13. The Australian Shepherd is not Australian. It was actually first bred in the United States.

14. Although many believe the ever-popular Labrador Retriever was originally bred in the United States, its roots are from Newfoundland.

15. Dogs are good for your health. Did you know that a human’s blood pressure tends to actually go down while petting a dog? (As does the dog’s!)

16. The United States has more pet dogs than any other country in the world. 75 million!

17. A “Beagler” is the name of a person who hunts with aBeagle.

18. Many believe that dogs are colorblind. They actually are able to detect blue and yellow.

19. Did you know that all puppies are born deaf?

20. The black spots on Dalmatians actually develop as they mature. These puppies are generally born all white.

No matter which way you spin it, dog are amazing creatures that play a big role in our life. They provide us with love, companionship, and loyalty. Despite these facts being amazing, none of them compare to how amazing our fur-legged friends are to us!

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