It seems appropriate that today National Dog Day falls in the middle of a very controversial season.
Finally, President Harry Truman said he once remarked, “If you want a friend in Washington, find a dog!”
Evidence shows that dogs have been our friends for thousands of years, a fact that inevitably added so much joy to the lives of many people, including me. People like to say that they have the perfect dog. Of course, I probably said that from time to time.
Funny facts about dogs
1. A dog’s nose is wet, which helps absorb fragrant chemicals
This amazing fact of a dog could answer a long question of dog owners. Why are dog noses wet? Expert says the answer is that the dog’s nose is wet to help it absorb fragrant chemicals!
Their nose secretes a special mucus that helps absorb these chemicals and then licks their nose to pick them up, helping to understand what the smell is.
2. Newfoundlands – amazing rescuers
Newfoundland dogs are lifeguards because they have waterproof coats and cloth legs.
Initially, they were raised as aids for fishermen and save people from drowning. Some owners have even reported that Newfoundland is trying to “save” them when they swim!
3. The Beatles song “Day in the Life” has a frequency that only dogs can hear
In a 2013 interview, Paul McCartney said he added a frequency that only dogs hear by the end of the Beatles’ “Day in the Life.” So watch your dog as you sing the song! What is this amazing act of a dog?
4. Three dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic
Did you know that three dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic? Vetstreet says the dogs were in first grade and included an orange puppy – which its owner wrapped in a blanket to escape, and everyone thought she was carrying a baby. Another orange and Pekingese were rescued. Get Rose and Jack!
5. Bloodhound’s sense of smell can be used as evidence in court
According to PBS, Bloodhound’s sense of smell is so clear that it can be considered evidence in court. Now, if you think this is an incredible fact of a dog, be prepared to lie to your heart’s content. Bloodhounds can also track tracks older than 300 hours and can stay on the route for more than 130 miles!
6. The tallest dog in the world – 44 inches in height
The tallest dog in the world was once the Great Dat named Zeus! Measured at a height of 44 centimeters on October 4, 2011, he is the current holder of the Guinness World Record.
7. Basenji dogs do not bark, they overwinter
If you thought that all dogs bark, then be prepared for this fact dogs. Basenji dogs are not prone to barking, instead, they are known to scream, howl or howl.
8. A greyhound can defeat a cheetah in a long-distance race
Greyhound actually beat the cheetah in the long-distance race! According to Psychology Today, greyhounds are excellent long-distance runners and can maintain a speed of 35 Miles/hous for a maximum of 7 miles. If the cheetah is incredibly fast, it can maintain its speed of about 200-300 meters, so it may have a starting run, but soon it will be overtaken by a greyhound!
9. A blind man and his guide dog climbed the Appalachian Trail
According to the Washington Post, for eight months in 1990, a blind man named Bill Irwin set foot on the Appalachian Trail with his guide dog, and Orient helped him along the way. Dogs are truly man’s best friend.
10. The Ewoks Star Wars were based on the dog
If you are a Star Wars fan, then you will love this amazing fact for dogs. The Los Angeles Times claims that George Lucas modeled Evox after his family’s dog!
11. 30% of Dalmatians are deaf to one ear
On average about 30% of Dalmatians are deaf in one ear and 5% are deaf in both.
This is due to something called the extreme gene of the lady, which is responsible for the white coat and blue eyes (in some of them). Dalmatians with large dark spots are less deaf.
12. Saluki – the oldest breed of dog
Saluki Saluki holds the world record for the oldest dog breed.
The breed dates back to 329 BC. and was kept as a royal pupil in Ancient Egypt.
Saluki-like dog sculptures dating back to 7000 BC have also been found in southern Iraq.
13. Chow Chow and Shar Peis have black tongues
Chow Chow and Shar Pei are the only two breeds of dogs that have completely black tongues.
More interestingly, the cause of these black tongues is currently unknown.
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