Dogs trivia facts, unusual canine information and medical info like vocal range, nose strength or how many teeth and more.
Dogs Trivia Facts

-Female dog bites are twice as numerous as male bites.
-The name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box is Bingo.
-The Beatles song Martha My Dear was written by Paul McCartney about his sheepdog Martha."
-The canine nose works one million times more efficiently than the human nose.
-The average dog has 42 permanent teeth.

  Most domestic dogs are capable of reaching speeds of 32 km's per hour when running flat out but the members of the greyhound family may reach speeds up to 70 km's per hour.

  A male dog urinates with one leg up to better mark his territory. The scent can tell him many things, including size and health. The size is judged by the height of the stain. Male dogs although, do not actually need to lift their leg.

  A dogs ear is very sensitive, full of sensory nerves that help to preserve hearing. Never, blow into a dogs ear, even gently can hurt a dog. It's not the actual act of wind, but the frequency at which you blow. It's like running your fingers on a blackboard, amplified hundreds of times.

  It is said that dogs come from a creature similar to a wolf called Tomarctus ("father of dogs") which roamed about 15,000,000 years ago. Dogs first became pets for cavemen, while the Greeks used them for hunting and as guards. Romans traveled through Europe and brought their dogs with them. These dogs bred with the local dogs and gradually many different breeds were created.
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  There are 701 types of pure breed dogs. The seven different groups of dogs are:
1. Toys: Chihuahua, Maltese, Pomeranian, Pug.
2. Hounds: Basset Hound, Beagle, Bloodhound, Whippet.
3. Herding: Border Collie, German Shepherd, Australian Cattle Dog, Sheepdog.
4. Sporting: Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Cocker Spaniel, Weimaraner.
5. Non-Sporting: Boston Terrier, Bulldog, Dalmatian, Chow Chow, Poodle.
6. Working: Alaskan Malamute, Boxer, Bull Mastiff, Saint Bernard, Great Dane.
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  "According to tests made at the Institute for the Study of Animal Problems in Washington D.C., dogs and cats, like people, are either right-handed or left-handed; that is, they favor either their right or left paws."


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Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job.
- Franklin P. Jones

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Stinky When Wet

My dog Bear has a hounds nose.
He stops to sniff the flowers.
He can smell better than most dogs.
Especially after being out in the rain.