Dogs have been our companions since ancient times, and here is a quick way to know some facts about them. You won’t believe these 15 dog facts, read on!
Dogs have always been our most loyal companions, our best friends, and most importantly, our family. So it’s always interesting to know some facts and information about them. We want to learn absolutely everything possible about dogs, so when we hear information about dogs it fills us with a sense of wonder and joy.
Fun facts about dogs
1. Dogs that can yodel
The Basenji dog doesn’t tend to bark, instead, they are known to whine, scream, and yodel. How’s that for a dog fact!
2. Three dogs survived the Titanic sinking
Move over Jack and Rose! Did you know that there are three dogs who survived the Titanic? The dogs were in first class and included a Pomeranian puppy, the owner wrapped the dog in a blanket, and everyone thought she was carrying a baby. A Pekingese and another Pomeranian were also rescued.
3. The reason why dogs’ noses are wet
This wonderful dog fact might answer the question, why are dogs’ noses wet? Dog’s noses are wet to help them absorb scent chemicals. Their nose secretes a special mucus, this mucus helps to absorb these chemicals. When they lick their noses, it helps them to understand what the smell is.
4. The tallest dog in the world is 44 inches tall
The tallest dog in the world ever was a Great Dane measured at 44 inches tall. This dog is the current Guinness World Record holder.
5. Newfoundlands are amazing lifeguards
Newfoundland has water-resistant coats and webbed feet, so they are the ultimate dog lifeguards. They were originally bred to rescue people from drowning and as fisherman’s helpers. Some pet owners reported that their dog tries to rescue them when they are swimming.
6. A blind man and his guide dog hiked the Appalachian Trail
Bill Irwin hiked the Appalachian Trail with his guide dog for eight months in 1990. Bill is blind and his guide dog helped him along the way. They are truly man’s best friends.
7. A Bloodhound’s sense of smell can be used as evidence in court
These dogs’ sense of smell is so spot on that it can be used as evidence in a court of law. Bloodhounds can also follow tracks that are over 12 days old and can stay on a trail for over 200 kilometers.
8. A dog that can beat a cheetah in a long-distance race
Greyhounds are excellent long-distance runners and can keep a speed of 56 kilometers per hour for up to 11 kilometers. A Greyhound can beat a cheetah in a long-distance race! Cheetah can be incredibly fast, but it can keep its speed for a shorter distance. Cheetahs may have the running start, but in a long-distance race, they would be surpassed by a Greyhound.
9. The Beatles song “A Day in the Life” has a frequency only dogs can hear
Watch your dog when you play this Beatles song because, in an interview in 2013, Paul McCartney said that he added a frequency only dogs can hear. He added it to the last part of the song “A Day in the Life”.