Having them live in your house, you think you know your furry friend too well already…But do you really know everything about them? Brace yourselves for some amazing dog facts that could totally surprise you!
A dog has been a man’s best friend throughout the years yet there are certain things you just don’t know about your precious pooch. Your furry friend certainly cannot tell you about these amazing dog facts but don’t you worry, I’m here to share with you some of it.
10 Amazing Dog Facts That Will Surprise You
While you’re with your furry friend all day and all night, these loveable creatures can still manage to surprise you with some facts you probably don’t know until now. Why don’t you read on and see if you really know the man’s best friend well?
Amazing Dog Fact # 1: Dogs Don’t Feel Guilt
While photos of Guilty Dogs are swarming the Internet, do you know those puppy dog eyes you get from your pooch are not a sign of guilt? Sometimes, humans interpret some of their looks as guilty but research actually shows dogs are not necessarily rueful.
Guilty or not, these dogs are adorable. Watch this Compilation of Funny Guilty Dogs by Funnyplox:
Amazing Dog Fact # 2: A Dog’s Urine Can Destroy Metal
Did you know a dog’s urine could destroy metal? Apparently, a dog’s pee could cause some serious trouble.
Can’t believe it? Watch this news from The Young Turks about a lamp post that fell because of a dog’s urine:
Amazing Dog Fact # 3: Dogs Can See Color
There’s a common misconception that a dog can only see in black and white, but dogs apparently can see colors! While they cannot see all the colors humans can, dogs can surely see blue, yellow and can distinguish varying colors.
Amazing Dog Fact # 4: Dogs Can Smell Disease
Alright… so this is just a foot.
But did you know your dog can diagnose your well-being? According to Schillerhohe Hospital, your beloved pet could actually pass as a doctor as they found that a dog’s strong sense of smell can detect organic compounds in a body that can show if the human body is working or not working as it should. Add to that the dog’s uncanny ability to detect strange actions or movements and you have yourself a walking disease detector!
Other than Cancer, they can detect diabetes and early signs of an epileptic seizure.
Curious how dogs can sense if people are sick? Click here.
Amazing Dog Fact # 5: Dogs Are Smart
This amazing dog fact will not be a surprise to you if you are already a dog parent.
But do you know that research presented at the American Psychological Association said your canine friend can actually be as smart as a two-year-old child? Now that’s something amazing!
Amazing Dog Fact # 6: A Dog’s Tail Can Tell A Lot Of Tales
Do you know you can tell your dog’s emotions just by the direction of his tail?
Research says a dog wagging his tail to the right means it is happy while a wag to the left means they are frightened.
You can also tell if they are currently secure or not just by looking at how high their tail is. If their tail is set low, show some love to your puppy as this could mean they are not feeling so secure.
Do you want to know how excited your pet is? A rapid movement of the tail accompanied by tense muscles and dilated pupil actually shows your dog is both excited and feeling aggressive.
To know more on how to Read a Dog’s Tail Wag, watch this video by expertvillage:
Amazing Dog Fact # 7: Dogs Feel The Heat
Did you know a dog’s average temperature is 38 degrees Celcius? This is actually a notch higher than the human body’s temperature! Add to that the fact that they are naturally covered with fur coats all over their body with sweat glands only on the pad of their paws, now that is totally hot!
Yes, they do feel the heat…
So if you see them panting, would you please be a good dog parent and give them water to cool off?
Amazing Dog Fact # 8: Dogs Have Their Own Fingerprints
While we, humans, have fingerprints to distinguish us from one another, these lovely pets have unique nose prints that make them distinct from each other. Why not get the nose print of your furry friend? Just in case he gets lost, you’ll be able to identify him easily!
Once you get a lot of dogs together, one of life’s difficulties is to identify the Canines
Amazing Dog Fact # 9: Even Dogs Have Dreams
Dogs do have the same brain wave patterns with humans when they sleep. You can notice it by their twitching or whimpering.
The number of their dreams depend on their sizes. A small dog could dream once every ten minutes while a large dog could have an hour interval before their next dreams. Now, I wonder what do they dream about!
Amazing Dog Fact #10: Dogs Do Fall in Love
Did you know dogs can fall in love? Yes, they do!
Two dogs namely Sundog and Bean were a canine version of Romeo and Juliet. They were lovers who through a sad fate were separated because their owners do not want to give them up.
Know more about their love story from this book by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas – The Social Lives of Dogs: The Grace of Canine Company.
Watch this video from Elabi BC of two dogs who seem to be in love with each other, and see for yourself whether it’s true love or not:
So how did you fare up with knowing man’s best friend? Were you surprised with these ten amazing dog facts? Well, here’s another one: dogs can get jealous just like us humans! If you’re planning to bring home another furry friend, be sure to divide your attention wisely.
Are there any more amazing dog facts you know? Please do share them in the comments box below.
Want to know the reasons why dog behavior problems develop? Click here.
Feature image via Euro Puppy