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14 interesting and entertaining facts about dogs

Dogs come in all shapes and sizes and are one of the most popular types of pets. They are cute and funny and have rightly earned the reputation of man’s best friend for centuries. However, there are still facts about dogs that we still need to learn!

facts about dogs

    1. The phrase “man’s best friend” was first used by Frederick the Great and immortalized by the poet Ogden Nash, making it so famous.
    2. Human hearing is most effective at 2000Hz (Hertz), while dogs can hear very clearly at 8000Hz.
    3. The Great Dane is recognized as the tallest breed in the world, and the St. Bernard is the heaviest: there are individuals up to 120 kg.
    4. Because of their size and strength, St. Bernards have been used for many years as mountain rescue dogs.

interesting facts about dogs

    5. Have you ever wondered why a dog can move its ears so freely? The reason is that 18 muscles in a dog’s ear work separately, allowing for easy movements.
    6. Dogs only sweat through their paw pads. Therefore, when it is boiling, the animal can puff, sticking out its tongue. This helps balance body temperature.

interesting about dogs

    7. German Shepherds are a “police” breed. Most often, dogs are used as partners due to their high level of intelligence and desire to explore the environment. Such qualities characterize them as courage, skill, and loyalty. But the interesting things about dogs don’t end there!
    8. Chihuahua is the smallest dog breed in the world. The name is borrowed from the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. This state was the border through which the first individuals of this breed were transported to America.
    9. Three dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. They traveled with their owners in first-class cabins.
    10. About 70% of dog owners recognize their pets as a full-fledged part of the family.
    11. The oldest dog is 29 years and five months old.
    12. Scientific facts about dogs say that dogs were the first living creatures sent into space.

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    13. The fastest dog in the world is the greyhound. Greyhound racing is a popular sport in some countries around the world. Greyhounds can reach up to 70 km/h, compared to the average dog’s 30 km/h speed.
    14. Puppies sleep about 90% of the day. However, after the first few weeks, sleep time decreases; adult dogs usually sleep at most 10 hours daily.

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