Some Amazing Facts About Our Canine Friends

July 9, 2019

 

Dogs noses are wet to help absorb scent chemicals

 

This amazing dog fact might answer a long-standing question that dog owners have. Why are dogs noses wet? Vetstreet says that the answer is that dog’s noses are wet to help them absorb scent chemicals! Their nose secretes a special mucus that helps to absorb these chemicals, and then they lick their noses to sample them, helping them understand what the smell is.

 

The Beatles song ‘A Day in the Life’ has a frequency only dogs can hear
 

In an interview in 2013, Paul McCartney said that he added a frequency only dogs can hear to the end of the Beatles song ‘A Day in the Life’. So watch your dog when you play the song! How’s that for an amazing dog fact?

 

 

Did you know that three dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic?

 

The Titanic was very dog-friendly, with excellent kennel facilities by all accounts for the canines onboard. It has been reported that there was even supposed to be a dog show on Titanic on April 15th.Out of the twelve dogs onboard only three survived Titanic’s tragic sinking, a Pekinese and two Pomeranians. The dogs were in first class and included a Pomeranian puppy - which her owner wrapped in a blanket to escape with, and everyone thought she was carrying a baby. Move over Rose and Jack!

 

A Bloodhound’s sense of smell can be used as evidence in court

 

According to PBS, a Bloodhound’s sense of smell is so spot on that it can be admitted as evidence in a US court of law. Now if you thought that was an incredible dog fact, prepare to have your mind blown. Bloodhounds can also follow tracks that are over 300 hours old and can stay on a trail for over 130 miles!

 

Basenji dogs don’t bark, they yodel

 

If you thought all dogs barked, then prepare yourself for this dog fact. The Basenji dog doesn’t tend to bark, instead they are known to yodel, whine or scream.

 

A Greyhound could beat a Cheetah in a long distance race

A Greyhound would actually beat a Cheetah in a long distance race! According to Psychology Today, Greyhounds are excellent long distance runners and can keep a speed of 35mph for up to 7 miles. Where the Cheetah is incredibly fast it can only keep its speed for around 200 -300 yards, so they may have the running start but it would soon be surpassed by a Greyhound!

 

The Saluki is the oldest dog breed

 

The world's oldest known breed of domesticated dog is the saluki, believed to have emerged in 329 BC. Saluki dogs were revered in ancient Egypt, being kept as royal pets and being mummified after death. There are carvings found in Sumer (present-day southern Iraq) which represent a dog, closely resembling a saluki, which date back to 7000 BC.

 

Dogs have three eyelids

 

Many owners haven’t heard of this interesting dog fact, but did you know that your four-legged friend has three eyelids? According to iHeartDogs, the third lid is called the ‘haw’ or nictitating membrane, and it’s responsible for keeping the eye protected and lubricated.

 

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