If you are a dog lover and owner, you probably know its behavior, mood and understand exactly what it wants when it starts to whine by the door. A human and dog’s relationship is based on mutual loyalty, love and understanding. They can be perfect companions and you will never feel alone. Dogs are very friendly, cuddly and adorable.
We never get tired of learning new things, whether it is a statistic, research or a new study on animals and their behavior. For today, I have 5 amazing facts about dogs. You may know some of these already, and others may be more of a “really?” situation, be we think that you will find them interesting. So, keep reading.
Dogs can smell better than us.
Yes, the truth is that the ‘smell center’ of a dog’s brain is 40 times larger than ours and they can smell thousands of times better than us. Their noses have millions more scent receptors – for instance we have 5 million, while a Dachsund’s has 125 million – making them useful in sniffing out explosives, bed bugs, dead bodies and drugs.
Puppies are born deaf and blind.
Newborns are still developing, so their eyes and ear canals are still closed. Most dog breeds need about two weeks to respond to noises and open their eyes.
No two dog noses are the same.
Did you know that a puppy’s nose is the equivalent of a human fingerprint? This means that their noses have unique patterns and you can’t find two equal dog noses at all.
Dogs dream like people.
If you have ever notice your cute puppy twitching while sleeping, this probably means that is dreaming. Some researchers discovered that man’s best friend have similar brain activity and sleep patterns as us, and that small breeds tend to dream more than the larger ones. Some psychologists says that they are probably imagining familiar activities like chasing their tail or playing outside.
Your lovely dog is smart as a two-year-old baby.
According to some researches, when it comes to brains, your dog and toddler are about on par. And did you know that your dog can understand over 150 words, count and even trick other dogs or people to get treats? However, intelligence varies based on breed and border collie is known as the smartest.