1. Puppies spend only two months with mom.
A female carries her young for about 60 days before giving birth, which is one third the length of time for humans.
2. The oldest dog was 29 years old.
The longest-lived dog, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, was an
Australian Cattle Dog, named Bluey, who lived to be 29. That’s 203 in dog years!
3. Dogs can learn a language.
Can you communicate with your dog? Well Rico the Border Collie was able to learn 200 English words.
4. Dogs are fast.
A greyhound can run as fast as 45 miles an hour.
5. A dog’s heart beats twice as fast as a humans.
A dog’s heart beats between 70 and 120 times a minute, compared with a human heart, which beats 70 to 80 times a minute.
6. Dogs have an extreme sense of smell.
Dogs can smell about 1,000 times better than humans. While humans have 5 million
smell-detecting cells, dogs have more than 220 million.
7. Dogs have super human hearing.
Dogs’ sense of hearing is more than ten times more acute than a human’s.
8. Dogs have a higher body temperature.
A dog’s normal body temperature is 100.5 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. The human’s body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
9. Three dogs at the head of the class…
The world’s smartest dogs are thought to be (1) the border collie, (2) the poodle, and (3) the golden retriever. Do you agree?
10. Dogs keep you happier and living longer.
This is a no brainer for animal lovers, but it has been established that people who own pets live longer, have less stress, and have fewer heart attacks. And we all know that a dog’s love is the best medicine.
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Be sure to tune into The Pet Collective’s new series Pet Lab and learn some fun and wacky tidbits about the animals in your life. And you never know, Dr. Mustache may answer one of your questions on an episode!