this is a post i wrote about dogs
The Doghealth team
Did you know that Dogs can understand up to 250 words and gestures, making them as bright as a 2 year old child
Dogs do not enjoy being hugged as it is a sign of being dominated
Hyenas aren’t actually dogs – they are closely related to……cats !
Dogs eyes have special features which enable them to see in the dark
Dogs sweat only through the pads of their feet
Dogs run hotter than humans..their average temperature is between 101 and 102 f
Dogs have a relatively poor sense of taste..they have only 20% of the taste buds humans have
Dogs see primarily blue, yellow and shades of grey…not black and white!
Dogs ears are very expressive..there are more than a dozen separate muscles controlling a dogs ear movement
Dogs cool themselves by panting..they can take 300/400 breaths a minute compared to a normal 30/40
Dogs should not eat grapes, raisins, chocolate, cooked onions or anything with caffeine in
In Ventura California dogs are not allowed to mate without a permit
In iran it is against the law to own a dog as a pet
According to Plato “ a dog has the soul of a philosopher “
The French poodle originated in Germany
Dachshunds were bred to fight badgers in their dens
The daughter of Laika the first dog in space had four puppies with JFK’s terrier Charlie
The oldest images of dogs are 12,000 years old and were found in cave paintings in Spain!
In the Renaissance the dog appears in many paintings as a symbol of fidelity and loyalty
The basenji is the world’s only barkless dog