Dogs are human’s best friends. Non-judgmental, loyal, cuddly, and entertaining too. Most dogs are happy napping, playing, eating treats, and cozying their favorite humans. Even if you’re the dog mom to a litter of puppies, there are probably a few things you don’t know about dogs. Check out this fun fact list of things you probably didn’t know about humans’ furry best friends.
- Dog noses are like human fingerprints
Most people accept that no two humans have the same fingerprints. But, did you know the same goes for dog’s noses? It’s true, no matter the breed, size, or age of a dog – no two dog noses are the same. A dog’s nose is full of wrinkles, textures, and ridges that make each one unique.
- Dogs tilt their heads to locate sound
Nothing is cuter than a puppy or senior dog tilting their head when you’re talking. You probably notice dogs doing this when there’s a sound in the background too. Dogs are capable of hearing much more than humans. Many experts believe when a dog is tilting their head, they’re doing so to pinpoint the location of a sound.
- Dogs dream like humans
Studies have shown that dogs have similar sleep patterns to humans. If you notice your furbaby pretend running in their sleep or it looks like they’re playing with a toy, you’re probably right. Not only do dogs have the same sleep patterns as humans, but they dream like humans too. Most believe when dogs dream, they are dreaming of their favorite activities like playing in the yard or chewing on their favorite toy.
- Dogs and two-year-olds have the same intelligence
Do you think your dog can understand you? If so, you’re right. They do. At maturity, the average dog is as smart as a two-year-old human toddler. What this means is your pet can understand as many as 150 words, knows how to trick you into giving them a treat, and knows when it’s time to go to bed.
- Dogs sweat
Most people understand that a dog pants to cool its self down. But, did you know dogs sweat? It’s true. They do. Canine sweat glands are located on a dog’s paws. This is why your dog’s paws might smell like corn sometimes. When sweat and bacteria linger on your dog’s paws, it gives off an easy to identify smell called “Frito feet.” When overheated, dogs will sweat from their paws. However, panting is still the main way a dog cools its body down.
- Dogs aren’t color blind
Puppies are born blind and deaf. At about two weeks, puppies begin to open their eyes and hear the world around them. Many people think dogs are color-blind, but that isn’t true. Dogs might not be able to distinguish some colors like red and green, but their whole world isn’t filled with shades of gray and black. Instead, dogs see lots of colors, especially blues and yellows.
Now you know several things you probably didn’t know about dogs. Use the information to create an even better bond with your furry best friend, and they will love you even more than they already do.