Did you know these facts about your dog before?  

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 20 May 2018 4:59 PM GMT

Did you know these facts about your dog before?  
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New York: If you are the owner of a dog than you must know these important facts about your four-legged friend.

For both, dogs and humans, outside air pollution during pregnancy and at the time of birth appears to play a role in later development of heart disease. This is why during summers, dogs are more likely to be at higher risk of heart disease.

Hide and Seek:

Puppies love games such as hide and seek! Hide, then call your pup's name so she can try to find you.[/nextpage]

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Ability to learn:

They have the ability 67 to learn more than 1000 words.[/nextpage]

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Puppies' Initial Growth:

Puppies grow to half their body weight in the first four to five months![/nextpage]

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The remaining growth:

Then they take a year or more to gain the other half of their body weight.[/nextpage]

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How much the puppies sleep:

Puppies sleep for 18 to 20 hours a day during that rapid growth phase.[/nextpage]

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The smile of the dogs:

Dogs sometimes appear to smile much like humans with open mouth grinning.[/nextpage]

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The fastest dog:

Greyhound, one of the fastest breeds, runs upto 44 miles per hour.[/nextpage]

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The number of dogs:

There are about 400 million dogs in the world.[/nextpage]

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The hearing ability:

Perky-eared dogs hear sounds better than floppy-eared dogs.[/nextpage]

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The oldest dog breed:

The world's oldest breed, the Saluki, originated in Egypt around 329 B.C.[/nextpage]

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Dogs are omnivores:

They are omnivores. They eat meat, grains and vegetables.[/nextpage]

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The dog connection of US Presidents:

More than half of all U.S. presidents have owned dogs.[/nextpage]

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Noseprints:

Just like human fingerprints, no two dogs' nose prints are alike.[/nextpage]

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The shortest dog:

At about 6 inches, the Chihuahua is the shortest breed.[/nextpage]

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Number of teeth:

Puppies have 28 teeth and adult dogs have 42.[/nextpage]

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The visibility:

Dawn and dusk are the best times when dogs can see.[/nextpage]

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Dogs aren't colourblind:

Dogs aren't colorblind but their eyes don't have receptors for red. They see in shades of black and white and also in shades of blue and yellow.[/nextpage]

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Special recognition in the US to 'service dogs':

Service dogs are recognized in the U.S. as "necessary medical equipment."[/nextpage]

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Sweating Points:

Dogs sweat through the pads of their feet.[/nextpage]

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Protection in eyes:

Dogs have three eyelids, including one to keep their eyes moist and protected.[/nextpage]

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Petting dogs has an impact on blood pressure:

Petting a dog can lower your blood pressure.[/nextpage]

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No-barking dog breed:

The Basenji is the only barkless dog.[/nextpage]

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Puppies when born:

Puppies are blind, deaf and toothless when born.[/nextpage]

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The jealousy factor:

They get jealous when their owner show affection towards someone or something else.[/nextpage]

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Body temperature:

A dog's average body temperature is 101.2 degrees.[/nextpage]

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Most common health issue:

Obesity is the top health problem among dogs.[/nextpage]

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Intelligence among dogs:

Dogs can be taught to count and solve simple math problems.[/nextpage]

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Training:

With love and a little patience, dogs can learn to walk backwards, salute and bow.[/nextpage]

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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