Facts About Dogs
Useful facts and information for dog lovers (and non dog lovers too).

Facts About Dogs - Dog Behavior

  • The Basenji is the only barkless dog in the world.
  • Every minute a dog takes ten to thirty breaths.
  • The only mammals with prostates are humans and dogs.
  • Never smile at a dog you feel might be dangerous. To him you would be baring your teeth as a sign of aggression.
  • Whippets can reach a maximum speed of 35 miles per hour.
  • A dog’s posture indicates fear if its ears are back and its tail is held below.
  • All dogs have a strong need to be around others whether it is humans or other animals.
  • All dogs, from the very large St. Bernard to the tiny Poodle, are direct descendants of wolves and can all breed together and produce fertile offspring.
  • Greyhounds can reach a speed of up to 45 miles per hour for a short amount of time.
  • Boxers are named for their playful habit of using their front paws in frolic.
  • Newfoundland dogs have webbed feet, making them strong and agile swimmers.
  • A “Bloodhound” can distinguish and identify several scents at the same time.
  • Labrador Retrievers were originally bred to retrieve fishing nets.
  • Monks used the Lhasa Apso, as a guard dog in temples.
  • Siberian Huskies have been used to herd reindeer in Siberia, for 3000 years.

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