11 weird and interesting dog facts you’ll be amazed by
We all know that dogs are a man’s best friend but there’s plenty you might not know. Here’s some dog facts that might just surprise you!
Nose for direction: A’ dogs nose is wet so that they can tell which direction a scent is coming from.
Mind your language: Dogs can understand about 250 human words and gestures. The average dog is about as intelligent as a two-year-old child.
Colourful characters: Contrary to popular belief, dogs aren’t colour-blind. They see colours but not as vividly as humans.
Strong identity: The print of a dog’s nose is unique, just like humans’ fingerprints.
Old friends: Humans have kept dogs as pets for more than 12,000 years.
When you’re ready: Guide dogs are trained to go to the toilet only when told do so. This helps to ensure their owners can clean up after them.
Dog with a bone: All dogs have 321 bones and 42 teeth.
Hear we go: A dog’s sense of hearing is 10 times better than a human’s.
Spotless: Dalmatian puppies are born completely white. Their spots appear after about a month.
Top dog: The most popular breed of dog in the UK is the Labrador Retriever.
Out of this world: The first dog in space was called Laika, a Russian mongrel who orbited the earth in 1957. She did not make it home.