Friday Fun Facts-Dogs

We love our puppies. They are our best companions. But, do you know everything about our fine furry friends?AwwwDoggy2

  1. Dogs are capable of understanding up to 250 words and gestures, count up to fie and perform simple math- making them on par with a two year old.
  2. A study has been done in Russia that followed a group of stray dogs. They discovered that the dogs figured out how to use the subway system to get to more populated areas for more food. They would hop on and off almost like commuters at their favorite spots.
  3. Two stray dogs saved 50 US soldiers in Afghanistan. A Facebook group raised $21,000 and brought them back to the US to reunite with the soldiers and now live a very nice life!dogs
  4. A service dog named Nesbit earned over 1 million miles on Delta and even has his own frequent flier card!
  5. One of Michael Vick’s former fighting dogs went on to be a therapy dog for dying children. (This makes me cry for all those poor dogs.)
  6. Tiger Woods used to stutter as a child and would talk to his dog every night until he fell asleep to try and get rid of it. Well, something worked and I’ll bet the doggie convos helped!
  7. In ancient China, an emperor’s last line of defense was a small Pekingese dog that was literally hidden up his sleeve.
  8. Whoa- check this out! When Lord Byron was to go to Cambridge, they wouldn’t let him bring his dog. He retaliated and brought a BEAR!
  9. The wetness of a dog’s nose is necessary so they can tell the direction a smell came from.husky
  10. Hyenas aren’t actually in the dog family. They’re more closely related to cats. Who knew?
  11. The Newfoundland breed of dog actually has a water resistant coat and webbed feet. They were bred to help haul net for fishermen and to help people drowning.
  12. Puppies have 28 teeth and adults have 42.
  13. It’s an urban legend that dogs only see in black and white. It’s believed that they actually see mostly in tones of blue, greenish yellow, yellow and shades of gray. Don’t ask me how they figured that out, I don’t know!Puppies

8 Responses to Friday Fun Facts-Dogs

  1. Reblogged this on erzabetbishop and commented:
    Some great doggie thoughts…

  2. Thanks for the re-blog! I’m so glad you enjoyed the post. 🙂

  3. Judith Russell-Tooth says:

    What a great story. I love dogs.

  4. Glad you enjoyed it!

  5. Newfoundland dogs also pulled carts carrying supplies and/or children per photos in a museum in St. John’s, Newfoundland. They are HUGE dogs.

  6. I can only imagine! My sister in law has two super sized dogs that look like wolves and these look even larger!

  7. Loved this doggie post! My muse and best friend, is my Cairn terrier, Sparky Lionel Urban. They are with us for such a short amount of time but what a blessing it is to be loved by a dog.

  8. I had a fun time writing the post! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Our animals are like family and provide unconditional love.

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