We love them for their cuteness, fluffiness, unconditional love, inexplicable curiosity… hell, we even love them when they make a mess or misbehave.
If you are a dog person and a fan of interesting facts, you are in for a treat. Here are some of the most interesting fun facts related to dogs that we could dig up.
1. My Pomeranian Will Go On
Three dogs managed to survive the sinking of the Titanic. Two Pomeranians and one Pekingese that were saved were, of course, from First Class cabins.
Maybe Leo’s character Jack should have been played by a Pomeranian.
2. Hidden Track
Rumor has it that, at the end of the Beatles song called “A Day in the Life,” Paul McCartney recorded an ultrasonic whistle audible only to dogs. It was his way of honoring his beloved Shetland sheepdog.
3. Amphibian Doggo
The Newfoundland breed isn’t only among the most awesome and fluffy looking dogs out there. This amazing breed also has some serious amphibian skills – it has a water resistant coat and webbed feet. They were originally bred to help haul nets for fishermen and were used for rescuing people at risk of drowning.
4. It’s My Tail And I’ll Chase It If I Want To
Canines chase their tails for a variety of reasons:
- Predatory instinct…
If your doggo is chasing his/her tail excessively and on a daily basis, it might be time to take a little trip to the vet.
5. Spot On!
Dalmatian puppies are born pure white. Their famous spots develop later, as they grow older. “101 Dalmatians” cartoon got it right though. We just checked it. They are all white when they are born. Good work Disney.
6. Night Visionaries
Dog eyes have a special membrane called tapetum lucidum, which allows them to see in the dark. No need for night vision goggles then.
7. His Palms Are Sweaty, Knees Weak, Arms Are Heavy
Unlike humans who sweat everywhere, dogs only produce sweat on areas not covered with fur, such as the nose and paw pads.
8. Nosy Little Fellas
A dog’s sense of smell is said to be more than a thousand times more sensitive than that of humans. Canines actually have more than 220 million olfactory receptors in their nose, while humans have only 5 million.
9. Dog Vs. Predator
Dogs don’t curl up in a ball when they sleep just to look cute. This behavior is actually an age-old instinct which helps them keep themselves warm and protect their abdomen and vital organs from predators.
10. War For Territory
When dogs kick the ground after going number 2, they are using the scent glands on their paws to further mark their territory.
The popular fact that dogs only see in black and white is not really true. Dogs see primarily in blue, greenish-yellow, yellow and various shades of gray.
They are also believed to be among the first species to use Instagram. Not really though.