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10 Little Known Facts about Dogs

posted by The Daily Fluff September 7, 2016 0 comments
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Although you may think that you know your canine companion pretty well, we’re about to test your knowledge with these 10 little-known facts about dogs.

How many of these facts do you know already?

10 little-known facts about dogs: 

  1. The duration of dog pregnancy is around 9 weeks — much shorter than human pregnancy!
  2. Ever wondered how your dog can eat all sorts of foods—or sometimes even inedible items — off of the floor? Dogs have roughly 1700 taste buds, all of which are on the tongue. On average, humans have around six times this amount.
  3. Despite similarities in appearances, hyenas and Tasmanian tigers (thylacines) aren’t part of the canine family.
  4. Consumption of cooked ham and ham bones can cause pancreatitis in dogs, which can be fatal.
  5. Some dog breeds actually have webbed toes. Some of these breeds include Newfoundlands, Golden Retrievers and Labradors.
  6. When a dog wags its tail, it might not mean it is happy. Tail wagging can also be a sign of other emotions such as anger or anxiety, so it’s important not to rely on tail wagging when trying to figure out a dog’s mood.
  7. It’s a myth that dogs are colour blind; they simply see colours differently to humans.
  8. A dog’s tongue actually curves underneath to scoop up water when it drinks. Dogs are unable to create suction or suck water up like humans and some other animals.
  9. Unlike other dog breeds, Basenjis cannot bark, and instead make a noise that is closer to a wine or a yodel.
  10. Seventy percent of people sign their pet’s name on greeting and holiday cards.

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