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13 Things to Know About Dogs

Put your puppy trivia to the test and discover these interesting facts and things to know about dogs.  

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Things to Know About Dogs: Nosy Dogs

Here’s something to know about dogs: a dog’s nose print is as unique as a human’s finger print and can be used to accurately identify them. 

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Things to Know About Dogs: Scaredy Cat

Here’s another thing to know about dogs, especially when they’re scared. A frightened dog will put its tail between his legs because it cuts off the scent glands in its anal region, which is a very vulnerable part of the anatomy. Since the anal glands carry personal scents that identify the individual dogs, the tail between the legs action is the dog’s equivalent of insecure humans hiding their faces.

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Things to Know About Dogs: Talkative Doggy

What to know about dogs, or their owners: an American Animal Hospital Association poll found that 33 per cent of dog owners admit to talking to their dogs on the phone while they are away.

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Things to Know About Dogs: Hush Puppy

Here’s something else you probably didn’t know about dogs. If you love dogs, but dislike the sound of barking, a possible solution is a Basenji dog. This dog is a breed that does not bark, but instead makes a yodel-like sound.

 

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Things to Know About Dogs: Dog Bones

Bet you didn’t know this about dogs: an estimated 1,000,000 dogs in the U.S. have been named as the primary beneficiaries in their owner’s will.

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Things to Know About Dogs: Dogs on the Big Screen

Cool fact about dog movies: the top grossing dog film of all time is “Marley and Me” (2008) $142,992,475.

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Things to Know About Dogs: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet

Here’s a cool fact about dogs: greyhounds are the fastest dogs on earth, with speeds of up to 72 kilometres per hour.

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Things to Know About Dogs: Presidential Pups

Did you know, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson had two Beagles named Him and Her?

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Things to Know About Dogs: Cracker Jack

Here’s another tidbit about dogs: Bingo is the name of the dog on the side of the Cracker Jack box.

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Things to Know About Dogs: In the Beginning

Here’s something you probably didn’t know about dogs. The bible mentions dogs 14 times.

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Things to Know About Dogs: Brush Regularly

Here’s what to know about your dog’s oral health. An adult dog has 42 teeth that require specific care. It’s also important to try to brush their teeth regularly with specialised products and have annual dental check-ups.

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Things to Know About Dogs: Bites

Here’s a cool fact about dogs. The average dog’s mouth exerts 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch. Some of these furry pets can apply up to 450 pounds!

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Things to Know About Dogs: Stomach Size

Here’s another fun fact about dogs: a small breed dog’s stomach is the size of a walnut!