10 Amazing Things You Probably Don’t Know About Dogs

December 04, 2018

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10 – Dogs Have Fewer Tastebuds Then Humans

Dogs have about 1,700 taste buds, compared to our 9,000. No wonder they don’t mind eating garbage.

Dogs Have Fewer Tastebuds Then Humans
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9 – Dogs DO See Color

The colors they see best are Yellow, gray, and blue (which is why most agility equipment is painted in yellow and blue)

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8 – The First Sense Dogs Develop is Touch

Their entire body is covered in nerve-endings. This explains why it’s so important to handle a puppy correctly and often to get them used the sensations early.

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7 – Not All Dogs Bark
The Basenji is the world’s only “barkless” dog. They yodel instead which may annoy your neighbors more.

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6 – Free Shoulder Blades

A dog’s shoulder blades are not attached to the rest of its skeleton which increases speed and range of motion.

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5 – Color Changing

Many breeds change color as they age. For example, Dalmatians are completely white at birth, while Bedlington Terriers are all born dark and lighten with age.

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4 – Dogs sweat through their paw pads

Many think dog’s do not sweat, only pant. This is not true. They do sweat, but only through their pads

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3 – Most Diverse-Looking Mammal

A study published by the American Naturalists in 2010 found that the differences between the skulls of different breeds of dogs are more diverse than among any other mammal species.

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2 – Dogs Can Smell Disease
They are being trained to sniff out lung, breast, skin, bladder, and prostate cancers. Researchers believe they are picking up scents given off by abnormal cells

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1 – Puppies are born with 28 deciduous teeth but adult dogs have 42

There might be fewer of them, but man those puppy teeth are sharp!

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