Fun Facts

Dalmatian puppies are born completely white.


58% of people put pets in family and holiday portraits.


15 people die in the U.S. every year from dog bites.


A dog’s mouth exerts 150-200 pounds of pressure per square inch with some dogs exerting up to 450 pounds per square inch.


It is a myth that dogs are color blind. They can actually see in color. Just not as vividly as humans. It is akin to our vision at dusk.


A puppy is born blind, deaf and toothless.


Like human babies, Chihuahuas are born with a soft spot in their skull which closes up with age.


21% of dogs and 7% of cats snore.


A city dog lives on average three years longer than a country dog.


A greyhound can run as fast as 45 miles an hour.


An adult dog has 42 teeth.


A female dog carries her young about 60 days before the puppies are born.


The Great Dane is the national dog of Germany


Chow-Chows have blue-black tongues.


There are six types of Dachshund.


The oldest dog ever died at age 29. This was an Australian Cattle Dog named Bluey.


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


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


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


The Beagle and Collies are the nosiest dogs, while the Akbash Dog and the Basenji are the quietest.


Dogs can smell about 1,000 times better than humans. While humans have 5 million smell detecting cells, dogs have more than 220 million. The part of the brain that interprets smell is also four times larger in dogs than humans.


One female dog and her female children could produce 4,372 Puppies in seven years.


The most popular dog breed in the United States, Canada and Great Britain is the Labrador Retriever.


The names of 77 ancient Egyptian dogs have been recorded. The names refer to color and character, such as Blackie, Ebony, Good Herdsman, Reliable and Brave One.


There are an estimated 400 million dogs in the world.


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


The Taco Bell Chihuahua is a rescued dog named Gidget.


Dachshunds were bred to fight badgers in their dens.


The Basenji is the world’s only barkless dog.


A dog’s shoulder blades are unattached to the rest of the skeleton to allow greater flexibility for running.


Dogs have sweat glands in between their paws.


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


To keep themselves warm in the winter, dogs sometimes curl up with their tail covering their nose.


The longer a dog’s nose, the more effective it’s internal cooling system.


Flea infestations on dogs can cause skin problems and infections and may even lead to anemia or death.


Smiling at a dog may cause him to think you are baring your teeth and showing aggression.


Q: What do you get when you cross a frog and a dog?

A: A Croaker Spaniel.


The dog has a tongue equipped with taste buds aimed backwards to help in lapping up fluid. Also, its stomach has great flexibility to allow it to digest rather indigestible food.


A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and can store ID information and transmit GPS coordinates to identify dogs that have become lost.


Never blow into a dog’s ear. It is full of sensory nerves that help to preserve  hearing.


Touch is the first sense the dog develops. Their entire body, including their paws, is covered with touch sensitive.


Ancient Egyptians loved their dogs. When one of their pet dogs died the owners would shave off their eyebrows, smeared mud in their hair and mourned aloud for days.


Kubla Khan owned the most dogs that were ever owned by one person. He owned 5,000 Mastiffs.


Max and Jake are the most popular male dog names. Maggie and Molly are the most popular female dog names.


In Palding, Ohio there is a weird dog law that lets police officers to bide a dog to quiet it.


In Ventura County, California dogs and cats are not allowed to have sex without a permit.


If a person stood 300 yards away from a dog that person would be almost invisible to the dog. But if the dog’s owner was standing one mile           away and was waving his arms the dog could easily identify him.


A Golden Retriever is the best dog to have if you are trying to attract a date. A Pit Bull is the worst.


Different smells in a dog’s urine can tell other dog’s whether the dog is female or male, old or young, sick or healthy, happy or angry.


Border Collies and Poodles are said to be the most intelligent dogs. The least intelligent dogs are the Afghan Hound and the Basenji.


Labrador Retrievers were originally bed to retrieve fishing nets.


Siberian Huskies have been used to herd reindeer for 3000 years in Siberia.


A dog’s heart beats between 70 and 120 beats a minute. A human heart beats 70 to 80 times a minute.


Spaying or neutering your dog before the age of 6 months can help prevent cancer in your dog.


The dog name “Fido” means “fidelity” in Latin.


The Bible mentions dogs 14 times.


Basset Hounds cannot swim.


Bingo is the name of the dog on the side of the Cracker Jack box.


Three dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic – a Newfoundland, a Pomeranian and a Pekingese.


The #1 health problem in dogs is obesity.


Dogs do not have an appendix.


Dogs and wolves can mate to produce feral offspring.


Boxers are named because of the way they play with their front paws.


Cavemen first domesticated dogs.


Every year in the United States more than 5,000,000 puppies are born.


The average body temperature of a dog is 101.2 degrees.


Dogs are natural pack animals.


Newfoundlands are great swimmers because of their webbed feet.


70% of people sign their pets name on holiday and greeting cards