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Friday, November 19, 2010

Dogs

My other friend told me to do one about dogs now.

Did you know that the body of a dog contains 321 bones?

The sweat glands of a dog are located between their paw pads.

When you speak about maturity, a dog that is merely one year old can have the physical maturity of a 15-year-old human being.

Dogs have a 3rd eyelid.

Laika was the first dog to become the first space astronaut. Unfortunately, this dog did not survive the stress caused by the trip and died a few hours after launch.

A dog can take around ten to thirty breaths in a minute.

Ancient Egyptians revered their dogs. When a pet dog would die, the owners shaved off their eyebrows, smeared mud in their hair, and mourned aloud for days.

Small quantities of grapes and raisins can cause renal failure in dogs. Chocolate, macadamia nuts, cooked onions, or anything with caffeine can also be harmful.

Apple and pear seeds contain arsenic, which may be deadly to dogs.

During the Middle Ages, Great Danes and Mastiffs were sometimes suited with armor and spiked collars to enter a battle or to defend supply caravans.

Weird dog laws include allowing police offers in Palding, Ohio, to bite a dog to quiet it. In Ventura County, California, cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.

A puppy is born blind, deaf, and toothless.

The smallest dog on record was a matchbox-size Yorkshire Terrier. It was 2.5" tall at the shoulder, 3.5" from nose tip to tail, and weighed only 4 ounces.

Eighteen muscles or more can move a dog’s ear.

There are an estimated 400 million dogs in the world.

Zorba, an English mastiff, is the biggest dog ever recorded. He weighed 343 pounds and measured 8' 3" from his nose to his tail.

A person standing still 300 yards away is almost invisible to a dog. But a dog can easily identify its owner standing a mile away if the owner is waving his arms.

Some dogs can smell dead bodies under water, where termites are hiding, and natural gas buried under 40 feet of dirt. They can even detect cancer that is too small to be detected by a doctor and can find lung cancer by sniffing a person’s breath.

In Croatia, scientists discovered that lampposts were falling down because a chemical in the urine of male dogs was rotting the metal.

Dogs are about as smart as a two- or three-year-old child. This means they can understand about 150-200 words, including signals and hand movements with the same meaning as words.

A lost Dachshund was found swallowed whole in the stomach of a giant catfish in Berlin on July 2003.

One survey reports that 33 percent of dog owners admit they talk to their dogs on the phone or leave messages on answering machines while they are away.

The grief suffered after a pet dog dies can be the same as that experienced after the death of a person.

A person should never kick a dog facing him or her. Some dogs can bite 10 times before a human can respond.



10 comments:

  1. Interesting facts. Wow! Those ancient egyptians really loved their dogs (with 321 bones).

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  2. some of this informatins I didn`t know...

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  3. German Shepherds are one of my favourite dog breeds. The one about leaving messages for your dog on your answering machine made me smile

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  4. awesome post i fucking love dogs (they are better than cats :PP)

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  5. I will forever be a "dog person"

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  6. Nice post, thanks for sharing this wonderful and useful information with us.

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