Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Did You Know That? Facts About Dogs #1

Did You Know?...................

Dogs are NOT color blind. They just don't see the saturation of the colors as we do.

This is how I imagine the difference.

Dogs only have sweat glands in one place  -  between their paw pads.

This is a picture of a Lundehune. Lundehune's are born with 6 toes and can close their ears! (how convenient for the males!)

The average dog's mouth exerts 150 - 200 pounds of pressure per square inch.....with some dogs exerting up to 450 pounds per inch.

Greyhounds are the fastest dogs on earth, with speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.

A dog's nose prints are as unique as a human's finger prints and can be used to accurately identify them. (bad news for the chicken thieves)

A dog's smell is more than 100,000 times stronger than that of a human.

The longer a dogs nose, the more effective it's internal cooling system.

An African wolf dog known as the basenji is the only dog in the world that cannot bark.
African Wolf dog - Besenji
Dogs don't have a sense of "time". ( I have to second guess this one)

Hope you've found these little tidbits to be of interest.  Pop Quiz on Friday. (giggle)


  1. yeah, that lack of a sense of time thing gets me every time! :)

  2. I would suppose it is the "triggers" that make them seem to have a sense of time. Mom cooks, time for Daddy to come home. It's dark, time for bed. It's getting light, time to get up. Mom puts her shoes on, it's time to go outside.

    As far as years go, how would anyone gauge if they knew that or not?

    I just woke up.... I probably didn't read it right and made no sense at all. LOL!

    Good Morning, Karen! I do hope you have a lovely day!