Dogs are known for their loyalty, affection, and companionship with humans. No wonder they are referred to as a best friend of humans.
But do you think you know everything about your best friend? There are many things that you will find shocking and can help you to understand your dog better.
- Your Puppy is older:
Your Dog is said to be older. Their human age is calculated by the formula
Age in human years = 16* ln(age in dog years) + 31.
Therefore by the time your puppy is 3 years old, he is close to age 50+ years old.
- Teenager phase:
Humans are not alone in going through an emotional roller coaster during their teen phase. A dog too goes to a similar adolescent period. It lasts up to 5 to 8 months.
- They recognize your voice
Researches show that dogs can recognize their owner’s voice.
- Owning a dog improves your health
It is shown in Researches that praising a Dog improves mental wellbeing, reduces anxiety and loneliness. A pet dog owner has 65% fewer chances of heart attack and reduces high blood pressure.
- A wet nose helps dogs absorb smell chemicals
Dogs have a thin layer of mucous around their nose. This smell chemical helps them to understand the smell better.
- Your dog gets jealous
Don’t you dare to pet another dog in front of your best friend? It is shown that dogs tend to get jealous when their owners pet other dogs in front of them.
- Each nose print is unique
Just like humans have unique fingerprints, dogs too have unique nose prints.
- Your Dog also dream
Your Dog also dreams like you. So your dog may dream about his favorite toy or activity when you wake him up.
- They can see colors
Dogs can see more than black and white. While a human has three colors to detect red, yellow, blue, and green color , Dogs have two colors to detect blue and yellow colors.
- They are color-blind
Researchers have shown that dogs are color blind. That’s why your dogs have a hard time finding the red ball on the green grass.
- Your Dog is as smart as 2 years old
Your Dog is as smart as a two-year-old. This is the reason why your children have a special bond with family dogs.
- Your dog can understand your feelings
Your Dogs have 100,000 times better sense of smell than humans. Your dog can smell your feelings and emotions. They can smell fear, despair, etc.
- Dogs can detect diseases
If properly trained dogs can detect cancer and other diseases in humans. They can sniff out cancerous cells through someone’s breath.
14. Puppies are born deaf
Puppies are deaf when they are born. As they grow their hearing becomes 4 times better than us.
- Chocolate is dangerous
Never share your favorite chocolates with your dog. As they contain theobromine. Dogs cannot digest this chemical and it can cause severe toxic buildup in their stomach which can be dangerous for them.
16. Dogs have three eyelids
Do you know your dog has three eyelids? The third eyelid is called haw and it is responsible for eye protection and lubrication.
- Variety of dog breed
There are hundreds of different dog breeds in the world. Worldwide there are 360 officially recognized dog breeds.
- Most popular dog breed
Any guesses? Oh, let me tell you. It’s Labrador. These dogs are gentle, obedient, and intelligent and are super active. They make as a great family dog, guide dogs, and even watchdogs.
19. Who’s the smallest Dog?
Chihuahuas are probably the smallest dog in the world. This dog breed is just 3-4 inches tall and weighs around 6-8 pounds.
- Who’s the Tallest Dog?
World’s tallest dog is a Great Dane named Zeus!! He was recorded to be 44 inches tall.