10 Things You Might Not Know About Dogs

As humans, we have held dogs special above all others in the animal kingdom. They are part of our family, our society, and our lives. Because of our long history as their masters, we have accumulated an endless amount of information about our four legged companions. Below are a few bits I hope you find interesting about dogs and our relationship with them.

eye-to-eye dogs

  1. A dog’s nose print is like a human finger print and can be used for identification
  2. An Australian Cattle Dog name Bluey is the oldest dog on record living 29 years and 5 months (160 years in dog years)
  3. 33% of people surveyed talk to their dogs, even leaving them voice messages on the machine
  4. A dog can bite 10 times before a human can respond. Never approach an agitated or strange dog
  5. Dogs have 3 eyelids. The third one is sometimes referred to as the haw and helps to protect and lubricate the eye
  6. There are over 18 muscles in a dogs ear contributing to their ability to locate and react to sound quickly
  7. It is estimated that there are over 400 million dogs worldwide with 58 million in the US
  8. Puppies are blind and deaf at birth
  9. Normal temperature for a dog is 101.2 degrees Fahrenheit
  10. Dalmatians are born all white and develop spots as they mature

Things your dog wants you to know

  1. They love you not because you feed them, but because you are part of their pack.
  2. They crave your companionship and attention and are grateful for the care you give them.
  3. One last thing…they wanted me to thank you for choosing them to be part of your family.

In closing, one can easily see that dogs are incredible creatures. They have managed to capture our hearts and hold our attention for centuries. As we move forward, I anticipate that they will continue to be held as our most loyal friends and a reliable source of comfort.

Michelle Toth
Author: Michelle Toth

Michelle "Shell" Toth is a lifelong resident of Geauga County and is the owner of Shell's Dog Design in Newbury. She is a member of the International Professional Groomers, Inc. and has 30 years of experience in the pet care industry. Shell's Dog Design is committed to responsible pet care solutions and has a pet style for every lifestyle.