Strange things you probably didn’t know about dogs

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If you thought your pet was weird, check these strange fact about our four-legged friends

  • Dogs are not colour blind, they can see colours but, not as clearly as we do.
  • The only place dogs have sweat glands is between their paws.
  • Basset Hounds are the only dogs that cannot swim.
  • The main health problem among dogs is obesity.
  • The smallest breed of dog in the world is a Chihuahua.
  • Stray dogs in Russia have figured out how to use the subway in order to travel to more densely populated areas in search for food.
  • Two stray dogs in Afghanistan saved a troop of 50 American soldiers. A group on Facebook helped raise $21 000 to bring the Dogs over to the United States to reunite them with the soldiers they saved.
  • In ancient times, Chinese emperors used to keep a small Pekingese dog up their sleeves (literally) as a last line of defense should they be attacked.
  • A hyena is more related to a cat than it is to a dog.
  • The spiked collars were originally designed in Greece during ancient times to protect the dogs throat from potential wolf attacks.
  • Dogs curl up not only to keep warm but, also to protect their vital organs while they are asleep.
  • A Basenji is the only dog in the world that is unable to bark but they are able to yodel very well.
  • If a man has a dog with him he is 300% more likely to get a passing women’s phone number.
  • A Bloodhound is able to trace a scent that is more than 300 hours old.
  • Rin Tin Tin (Hollywood dog) signed his own work contracts with a paw print.
  • Wolves and Dogs are able to mate and produce offspring.
  • The average dog will live for 15 years.
  • Dogs that do not have any human contact for the first three months of being born, are typically not going to make good pets.

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