International Dog Day 2021 | Interesting Facts About Dogs On World Dog Day

International Dog Day 2021 | Interesting Facts About Dogs On World Dog Day

International Dog Day 2021
International Dog Day 2021

1. There are about 400 million dogs and hundreds of their breeds in the world.

2. The breeding period in dogs is about nine weeks.

3. Dog's ability to see in the dark and in the morning is very good.

4. Dogs are believed to be descendants of wolves. 99% of their DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) is similar to that of a wolf.

5. The life span of domesticated dogs is also longer than that of other dogs.

6. Like human fingerprints, the nose prints of two dogs are unique.

7. In the dark, dogs use their whiskers to pick up on subtle changes in air currents. This gives them a better understanding of the environment and helps them see in the dark.

8. Puppy dogs have 28 teeth and adult dogs have 42 teeth.

9. Dogs have three eyelids, one of which is there to keep their eyes moist and protected.

10. Dogs who were scolded for no fault of theirs showed more remorse. But we humans feel like this, it does not happen. Dogs can sniff and check diseases like cancer, diabetes in humans. They understand when some different compounds start forming in the human body out of the ordinary.

11. While the normal human body temperature is 97-990 Fahrenheit, the dog's normal body temperature is 101-101.20 Fahrenheit. If the dog's body temperature drops below 990 or goes above 1040 Fahrenheit, it is serious for its health. He should be taken to the doctor immediately.

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12. The average life span of a dog is about 10 to 14 years. But his brain is the same as that of a 2-year-old man.

13. Generally, small breed dogs have a longer life span than large breed dogs.

14. The dog's brain is only one-tenth the size of the human brain.

15. Just like humans, dogs also dream. Their mind operates in the same way as that of human beings. Small dogs dream more than big dogs. A small dog can dream once in 10 minutes but a big dog can dream once in an hour.

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16. A dog's sense of smell is 10,000 times that of humans. Humans have 5 million scent glands, while in dogs it can range from 125 to 300 million depending on the breed. The object once smelled is recognized by the dog the next time also. Due to this quality, dogs are used to detect explosives and narcotics.

17. There is such a place in both the nostrils of the dog's nose, where there are many smell sensitive cells. These are called 'chemoreceptors'. These chemoreceptors look like hair and are always wet due to mucus. These cells are connected through nerves to the 'olfactory bulb' of the brain. The larger this part is, the greater is the dog's ability to smell.

18. They can be recognized by their nose markings. Dogs can be as smart as a 2 year old at times. This has been found in the research of the American Psychological Commission. Border collies, a species of dog, can understand up to 200 words. Apart from this, sensible species include the Poodle, German Shepard, Golden Retriever and Doberman.

19. Dogs can dream like humans. Moving their legs while sleeping is a sign that they are dreaming.

20. When dogs bark at each other, they adjust their barking pitch to sound different from others.

21. Dogs are left and right handed like humans.

22. A dog's sense of smell decreases by up to 40% after the body temperature rises or when it is gasping.

23. After birth, the dog's body develops rapidly. Within four to five months of birth, they attain half their body weight. It takes them a year or more to gain the remaining weight.

24. Dog puppies sleep for 18 to 20 hours a day during the rapid body growth phase. Whereas adult dogs sleep 10-12 hours a day.

25. Where there are 4 types of human blood – O, A, B, AB. At the same time, there are 13 types of blood of dogs.

26. Dogs do not sweat on any part except the toes. Its only sweat gland is between the toes.

27. Dogs have more than twice as many muscles in both ears as humans. Where humans have 6 muscles in their ears, dogs have 18 or more muscles in their ears.

28. Dogs get very hot. Their thick fur and higher body temperature than humans are responsible for this. His sweat comes out only from his toes. Dog toilets can also damage the metal. The acid in it does this. That is, by constantly toileting the dog on a pole, the effect can be seen after a short time.

29. There is so much acid in the dog's urine that it can even dissolve the metal. So keep them away from valuable metal items.

30. It is estimated that about 21% of dogs snore in their sleep

31. Most dogs' paws smell like corn chips. This is due to the production of sweat and bacteria on the toes.

32. The same "love hormone" called oxytocin is released by dogs and humans. Due to this hormone, both humans and dogs have a strong bond with their friends.

33. On an average, a bitch can give birth to four to six babies at a time.

34. When dogs bark at each other, they adjust their barking pitch to sound different from others.

35. Dog puppies are blind, deaf and toothless at birth. With the help of the heat sensors of their nose, they are able to find their mother.

36. The hearing power of dogs is 5 times more than that of humans. Humans can hear sounds ranging from 64 to 23000 Hertz, while dogs can hear from 67 to 45,000 Hertz. With age, the hearing ability of both humans and dogs begins to decline.

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37. A dog is able to locate the source of sound in 6/100th of a second.

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