10 More Things You Didn’t Know About Your Dog
- When dogs dig after pooping, they’re not burying anything – they’re marking their territory using scent glands in their paws.
2. Your dog’s wet nose helps him detect scent by absorbing the water droplets that carry smells.
3. But tiny dogs, like Chihuahuas, can hear sounds in higher ranges than big dogs.
4. Eighteen muscles move your dog’s ears around independently of one another.
5. Puppies are born blind, deaf, and toothless.
6. If your dog’s acting up, it might be because a storm’s on the way. Dogs can hear, smell, and feel a change in the weather long before us.
7. Dog fetuses can learn. Pups whose moms ate food laced with anise seeds when they were pregnant were attracted to the smell of anise soon after they were born.
8. Puppies purchased at pet stores are more likely to attack their owners than dogs obtained from non-commercial breeders.
9. Looking for a good family pet? You might want to avoid akitas, shar peis, and chow chows. Veterinarians rated them as the breeds least affectionate to family members. Golden retrievers and labs topped the list of the most affectionate breeds.
10. Three dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic: a Newfoundland, a Pomeranian, and a Pekingese.