Dogs understand up to 250 words and gestures, count to five and can solve simple math problems. Intellectually they are at the level of two-year-old children.
Dogs do not like hugs! For them, this is a sign of domination. So stop, finally, do it!
Dogs distinguish between ultrasonic whistles. Paul McCartney, knowing this, recorded this sound at the end of the song “Day of Life” specially for his Scottish Shepherd.
In ancient China, the last line of defense of the emperor was a small dog of the breed Pekingese: she hid in her sleeve and in case of danger jumped out and rushed at the enemy.
When Lord Byron learned that his dog was not allowed to go to Trinity College (Cambridge), where he studied, he brought a bear cub instead.
A wet nose to the dog is needed to determine the direction of the smell.
Collars with spines were invented in ancient Greece to protect the neck of dogs from attacking wolves.
If your dog smells of chips, it does not mean that she ate your stash, do not rush to scold her. There is such a phenomenon “Frito Feet”, when due to accumulated bacteria on the feet they can smell like corn chips. The reason – non-compliance with hygiene rules after a walk.
The dog boxer named Banks and the goose Buttons made friends after the dog got into an accident and went blind. The goose helped him to stand up, becoming his guide. Buttons guides the friend with his neck and screams and never for a moment leaves him alone.
In fact, dogs drink by rolling their tongue in the shape of a spoon, but not upwards, but downwards – from the palate.
Puppies have 28 teeth, and adult dogs have 42 teeth.
The heart of a large dog, like a person, by the way, in a calm state beats from 60 to 100 beats per minute, in small – 100-140.
72% of dog owners believe that their wards can predict a storm. Predicting the weather is helped by excellent hearing: 10 times more acute than a person.
Dogs have three pairs of eyelids: the upper, lower and blinking membrane, which lubricates and protects the eye.
The dogs have 1,700 taste buds. For comparison, a person has 9,000.
A dog smells 10,000 to 100,000 times better than a person. Keep your goodies in a safe place.