You ever wonder why there is such a strong bond between dogs and humans? That is because dogs were the very first species to be domesticated by humans and such a long relationship with humans has made dogs’ behaviour attuned to that of humans.
They are loyal, trustworthy, empathetic, protective, huggable and most of all, never leave your side, no matter what. A dog closely resembles the modern wolf but isn’t exactly a derivative of wolves, but the two species did share a common ancestor which is now extinct. Read on to find out the fascinating aspects of this majestic creature.
The Basenji is the only breed of dog that can’t bark, but they can yodel!
Basenjis are small, short-haired dogs with erect ears, tightly curled tails and graceful necks. A Basenji’s forehead is wrinkled, even more so when they are young or extremely excited. Also, Basenji is the only breed of dog that can’t bark. Great, isn’t?
Well, if you have a dog that likes to bark too much I suggest you get for him a durable toy. There are hundreds of different types of chews, but not all of them are good for your pet. Fortunately, in BarkBox – the most popular dog subscription box – you get great products for your dog.
This box contains toys, like Petsafe Ninja Star, or Kong Extreme Indestructible, treats, and grooming products selected for your dog based on size. And, the most important is that you will receive a free new Super Chewer BarkBox if your dog defeats a toy.
You can have one BarkBox for $39 or if you think your dog can handle more, you can subscribe for 6 months ($34) or 12 months ($29). But, now, the brand has an offer and you can get your first box for just $9. Great, isn’t? For just $9 you get: 2 tough toys fluff-free, 2 full bags of treats made in the USA or Canada, 2 Meaty Chews always all-natural.
If you don’t have much time to spend on the market, Super Chewer BarkBox is exactly what you need. If you are interested, hereyou find the Super Chewer BarkBox.
I am sure that your dog will love all the things that are inside of this box!
Dog urine can corrode metal
Apparently allowing your dog to wee on a lamp-post could be more dangerous than you think – because the acids in the urine can corrode the metal.
In April 2003 Derbyshire County Council spent £75,000 carrying out a six-month survey of one million lamp-posts amid fears that dog wee was causing the bases to crumple. In the same year, urinating dogs were blamed for a spate of lamp-posts collapsing in Croatia.
Dogs are as smart as a two-year-old baby
You might sometimes think your dog is as daft as a brush, but the truth is that they can actually be as smart as a two-year-old child.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, border collies are the cleverest canines, with some able to understand up to 200 words. The other breeds in the top five are poodles, German shepherds, Golden retrievers and Dobermans.
Don’t believe me? Just look at what Nana can do:
Dogs have their own ‘fingerprint’
Just like human fingerprints, dogs too have a unique identifiable feature, nose print. Each dog has its own unique pattern of creases and crevices on the tip of its nose, and the uniqueness is so distinct that it could be used to identify one dog from another.
Good luck getting them to stick their nose in a pad of ink without sneezing though.
Dogs dream just like you
This won’t come as a huge surprise to anyone who has watched their own dog twitching or whimpering in their sleep. Dogs have the same brain wave patterns while they are asleep as humans, so they dream just like we do.
But what is more surprising is the fact that not all dogs dream the same amount. Small dogs actually have more dreams than big dogs. For example, a small dog such as a toy poodle may dream once every 10 minutes, whereas a Great Dane may have around an hour between each dream.
If you want your dog to sleep well give him a good bed.
The “smell” centre of a dog’s brain is 40 times larger than yours
Dogs can smell thousands of times better than humans. Their noses have millions of more scent receptors—for example, a human nose averages 5 million while a Dachshunds has 125 million—making them useful in sniffing out drugs, dead bodies, bed bugs, explosives, and more. Your pets also keep a lot of secrets from you.
Dogs don’t feel guilty
Your pet pooch may get jealous, but researchers found those puppy dog eyes are not a sign of guilt. In fact, they are just the way we interpret a dog’s reaction to being scolded. There is no such this as guilt in a dog’s small array of emotions (which is mostly occupied by happiness when you’re around). That submissive, crouchy-walk towards you when you’re scolding it is only to impress you, not out of remorse.
If you’re a dog owner, you’re probably pretty familiar with your beloved canine. You know their every mood, behaviour, and understand exactly what it means when they start to whine by the front door. A human and dog’s relationship is one based on mutual understanding, love, and loyalty, and hopefully, you and your dog have all three.
You might think that you’ve got every piece of information about your dog locked away in your brain, but there are also a lot of things you might not know. I hope this list of odd facts about dogs gave you a better appreciation of your best friend. They are truly incredible animals and companions.
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