Did You Know? Interesting and Fun Facts About Dogs

Here are some quick, interesting, and fun facts about dogs. Enjoy!

-Did you know that smiling at a dog makes them think you are baring your teeth to show aggression?

-Did you know that a dog who has destroyed the furniture and other objects in your home while you are away is frustrated? They have placed all of their frustration upon the objects of your home.

-Did you know that dogs do not have an appendix?

-Did you know that the only sweat glands a dog contains in his body are between the paw pads?

-Did you know the longest lived dog lived to be 29 years old?

-Did you know that Dalmatian puppies are completely white at birth?

-Did you know the first living being to travel to space was a mixed breed dog? This dog’s name was Laika.

-Did you know that Rin Tin Tin is known to be the first American movie star? He signed his own contracts with a paw print. He played in 22 movies.

-Did you know Lundehund breed has 6 toes and can close its ears.

-Did you know that dogs were used in World War II and are still used in modern military activities?

-Did you know that the German Shepherd is one of the most intelligent dogs?

-Did you a 12 lb Yorkshire Terrier named Oliver once defended an elderly woman from an 80 lb Akita. The woman escaped to safety and the Yorkie survived with only nine stitches?

-Did you know the tallest dogs are the Great Dane and the Irish Wolfhound?

-Did you know the average dog mouth exerts 120 to 200 PSI? Even some dogs can apply up to 450 pounds!

-Did you know if neither dog is spayed or neutered, a female dog, her mate, and their offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in 6 years?

-Did you know that Teddy Roosevelt’s pit bull once ripped off a person’s pants at a white house event?

-Did you know dogs are descended from a small, weasel-like mammal called Miacis which was a tree-dwelling creature and existed about 40 million years ago?

-Did you know Zorba, an English Mastiff, is the heaviest dog on record, weighing 343 lbs at the age of 8 in 1989?

-Did you know according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the smallest dog on record was a Yorkshire Terrier in Great Britain who, at the age of 2, weighed just 4 ounces?

-Did you know that Greyhounds can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour?

-Did you know that there are 68 million dog owners in the United States alone?

-Did you know that there are more than 5 millions puppies that are born in the country of the United States each year?

-Did you know that when a puppy is born that he or she is blind, deaf, and toothless?

-Did you know there are over 800 different dog breeds in the world?

-Did you know that the Taco Bell dog is actually a female Chihuahua named Gidget.

-Did you know if a dog lives to be 11 years old, it will cost approximately $13,550 to own that dog.

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