9 Facts About Human’s Best Friend: Dogs

1. Dalmatians are born without spots! They are born with plain white coats with their first spots appearing after they are 1 week old.

Dalmation dog

2. Dogs sweat through their foot pads to help keep them cool. They also keep cool by panting.

dog paws

3. Greyhounds are the world’s fastest dogs with the ability to reach up to 45 mph.

Greyhound dogs

4. Every dog has a unique nose print with no two alike.

dog nose prints

5. The Basenji, an African wolf dogs, does not bark in a normal way but may yodel or scream when excited!

Basenji dog

6. Snoopy, from Charles M. Schultz’s “Peanuts” comic strip, is a beagle.


7. A dog’s sense of smell is 1000 times greater than a human!

Dog sense of smell

8. Nine percent of dog owners will have a birthday party for their pet.

dog birthday party

9. Dogs have 28 baby teeth and 42 permanent teeth.

dogs teeth

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