Like a person’s fingerprint, a dog’s nose print is unique and one of a kind.
Believe it or not – Dogs have three eyelids. The third lid keeps the eye lubricated and protected.
The most popular male dog names are Max, Jake, Rocky, and Buddy. The most popular female dog names are Maggie, Molly, and Bella.
Are you born under the sign of the dog in Chinese astrology? Then you are considered to be loyal and discreet, though slightly temperamental.
The term “Dog Days of Summer” was coined by the ancient Greeks and Romans to describe the hottest days of summer which coincided with the rising of the Dog Star, Sirius.
A dog can locate the source of a sound in 1/600 of a second and can hear sounds four times further away than a human can.
Within hours of the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center, specially trained German Shepherds and Labradors were on the scene to seek out both lives and any other explosives that might have been looming.
Hollywood’s first canine superstar was Rin Tin Tin, a five-day-old German Shepherd found wounded in battle during World War One in France. He was nominated for an Academy Award, and would sign his own contracts with his paw print.
How cute does your dog look when it kicks backwards after going to the bathroom. Well it’s not to cover it up, but to mark their territory, using the scent glands in their feet.
If a guy has a dog with him, he’s three times more likely to get a girl’s phone number.
Dogs can be trained to sense changes in the human body – there are even seizure alert dogs that assist patients during the onset of a seizure.
Newfoundlands are excellent swimmers because they have webbed feet.
The Beatles included an ultrasonic whistle only audible to dogs in their song ‘A Day in the Life’ specifically for Paul McCartney’s Shetland sheepdog.
Man’s best friend? Petting your dog and gazing into their eyes releases oxytocin (the “love hormone”) not only for you, but for them as well.
Originally fashioned in ancient Greece to protect dogs’ throats from wolf attacks, the spiked collar is now just a fashion statement.
A one year old dog is as mature, physically, as a fifteen year old human.
The average city dog lives three years longer than a country dog.
The St. Bernard is the world’s heaviest breed of dog.
Did you know dog urine can corrode metal objects. A spate of incidents involving collapsing lamp posts in Croatia in 2003 was blamed on the corroding effect of dog urine.
Forty-Five percent of dogs in the US sleep with their owners.