A great number of people keep dogs as pets because of their agility, playfulness, and loyalty. Dog lovers are always interested in knowing more facts and information about Dogs, so here is some piece of information to enhance your knowledge about Dogs.
1. This fact relates to a question as to why the nose of dogs remains wet. According to research, it helps them to absorb scent chemicals. The dogs then lick their nose to get more about the smell.
2. Dogs have the capability to hear voices of such frequencies that a human ear cannot hear. In 2013, the Beatles added a frequency in their song ‘A Day in the Life’ which only dogs could hear. It is perhaps, because of this reason that sometimes dogs shudder, when we feel nothing unusual.
- In the Guinness World Record, the tallest dog named is Zeus, a Great Dane. It was measured at 44 inches tall in 2011. Greyhounds, Mastiff, and Irish Wolfhound breeds are also notable because of their height.
- The smelling power of dogs is incredible. Some breeds of dogs even have the capability to smell cancer and other diseases.
- Saluki is the oldest known breed of dogs. They were engraved in ancient Roman tombs that date back to 2100 B.C.
- . The smallest dog breed is Chihuahua. They weigh below six pounds and have a height of five to eight inches. They live up to sixteen years of age.
- . Do you know that Greyhounds can even outrun Cheetahs in a long-distance race? They can retain a speed of 35mph for nearly seven miles, but a Cheetah is able to maintain its fast speed for only 200 to 300 yards.
- Dalmatians are not lucky enough regarding their hearing power. Approximately 30% of Dalmatians are deaf in one ear and 6% are completely deaf. It is believed that dogs with larger dark patches have fewer chances to be deaf.
- . It is also interesting to know that dogs have three eyelids. The third eyelid protects the eyeballs and lubricates them too. It is called the nictitating membrane or ‘haw’.
- The Lundehund breed is peculiar because it has six toes and can close its ears.