Top 10 Amazing DOG FACTS - You Must Know

Their sense of smell is at least 40x better than our

Dogs have 40 times more smell-detecting brain cells than humans. Your dog can detect more smells than we can. Dogs are used to sniff out persons, narcotics, and money!

Many have good noses that can detect medical issues

Yes, medical detecting dogs exist. Some canines are trained to detect medical issues with their keen sense of smell. They diagnose conditions or notify owners of medication needs. Some are even taught to detect COVID-19!

Dogs can sniff at the same time as breathing

It's no surprise that dogs sniff a lot to detect food, danger, and pals. Their nostrils are intended to keep smells in while air moves in and out of their lungs, so they can breathe freely and identify that smell!

Some dogs are incredible swimmer

So, not all dogs like water, but the ones that do usually can swim pretty well. But again, not all dogs can swim well, so always watch your dog in case they decide to go for a swim outside.

Some are fast and could even beat a cheetah!

Dogs are built to run and chase, thus most can outpace humans! However, the Greyhound is the fastest dog breed. These fast sight hounds can reach 45mph in seconds.

Dogs don’t sweat like we do

Dogs sweat, but don't expect wet armpits soon. Humans sweat watery liquid to cool off, whereas dogs excrete a pheromone-laden greasy material that humans can't detect (dogs can smell it). 

Your dog could be left or right-pawed

Several studies have shown that dogs, like humans, prefer one hand (or paw) to lead. Give your dog their favorite toy or interactive game and see which paw helps them first to determine paw type.

Along with their noses, their hearing is super sensitive

Dogs can hear greater frequencies than humans, but did you know they can hear further? Since dogs can hear softer noises than humans, they can hear distant things.

Dogs have 18 muscles controlling their ear

Your dog's ears may move a lot. Approximately 18 muscles move their ears. These enable dogs rotate their ears to hear noises better and are crucial to determining their moods. 

Dogs are about as intelligent as a two-year-old

Studies demonstrate that dogs can learn over 100 phrases and gestures, making them as smart as two-year-olds. Dogs are easier to train than two-year-olds! 

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