Top 10 Dogs Facts

  1. There are more than 150 dog breeds, divided into 8 classes: sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy, non-sporting, herding, and miscellaneous.

  2. Dogs may not have as many taste buds as we do (they have about 1,700 on their tongues, while we humans have about 9,000), but that doesn’t mean they’re not discriminating eaters. They have over 200 million scent receptors in their noses (we have only 5 million) so it’s important that their food smells good and tastes good. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz). The higher the Hertz, the higher-pitched the sound. Dogs hear best at 8,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 2,000 Hz.

  3. The Basenji is the only bark-less dog in the world.

  4. Dogs have three eyelids, an upper lid, a lower lid and the third lid, called a nictitating membrane or “haw,” which helps keep the eye moist and protected.

  5. When dogs kick after going to the bathroom, they are using the scent glands on their paws to further mark their territory.

  6. If you leave your dog a piece of clothing that smells like you, the scent will comfort them and it can help curb their separation anxiety.

  7. The Norwegian Lundehund is the only dog that has six toes on each foot!

  8. A dog named Duke is the mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota.

  9. Dogs have 13 blood types, horses has 8, and cows have 9 while Humans only have 4

  10. Dogs can see their own farts.



  1. According to a recent survey, the most popular name for a dog is Max. Other popular names include Molly, Sam, Zach, and Maggie.

  2. Dogs can vary in size from a 36 inch (150+ lb.) Great Dane to a 2 lb. Chihuahua.

  3. Puppies and kittens can be adopted as early as 8 weeks of age.  Until then, they should stay with their moms and litter mates.

  4. Dogs and humans have the same type of slow wave sleep (SWS) and rapid eye movement (REM) and during this REM stage dogs can dream. The twitching and paw movements that occur during their sleep are signs that your pet is dreaming

  5. Greyhounds can reach a speed of up to 45 miles per hour.

  6. When a puppy is born, he is blind, deaf, and toothless

  7. A Dog’s sense of smell is 10,000 – 100,000 times more acute as that of humans.

  8. Laika, the first dog in space, did not die peacefully as initially reported by the Soviets. She died because the cabin overheated

  9. Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not sweat by salivating. They sweat through the pads of their feet.

  10. According to a com/Associated Press poll, 72% of dog owners believe their dog can detect when stormy weather is on the way.

  11. A dog’s normal temperature is between 101 and 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. How much do you know about dog health?

  12. In South Carolina, the maximum sentence for beating your dog is longer than the max sentence for beating your wife

  13. Dalmatian puppies are pure white when they are born and develop their spots as they grow older.

  14. In Switzerland, some people still regularly eat dog and cat meat. It’s legal in the country

  15. The Nazis tried to teach dogs to talk and read

  16. Chocolate can sicken and even kill dogs

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