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Surprising Facts About Dogs
- Your dog is as smart as a 2-year-old toddler.
Dogs understand around 250 words and gestures!
- Dogs and cats both slurp water the same way.
Dogs and cats both bend the tip of their tongue and raise liquid in a column up to their mouths.
- Your dog does have a sense of time — and he does miss you when you’re gone.
Your dog totally knows when it’s time for dinner or a walk. Dogs pick up on our routines and habits, and they also sense how much time has passed.
- Your dog’s whiskers help him “see” in the dark.
Although it’s not night-vision or a superpower, the dogs’ whiskers pick up on even subtle changes in air currents, providing your pup with information about the size, shape, and speed of things nearby. This allows your dog to better sense approaching dangers or prey — even at night.
- Dogs only have sweat glands in their paws.
Sweat glands are found between their paw pads. It may help cool your dog down by wetting the bottom of their feet on a hot day.
- On average, a dog’s mouth exerts 320 pounds of pressure.
The tests were done on a German shepherd, American pit bull terrier, and Rottweiler. In comparison, human beings exert 120 pounds, white sharks exert 600 pounds, and crocodiles exert a whopping 2,500 pounds! Dogs also have ten more adult teeth than humans — 42 versus 32.
- On average, a one-year-old pup is as physically mature as a 15-year-old human.
Different breeds age a little differently. Large dogs age faster than small ones. Dog Age Calculator.
- Your dog’s sense of smell is 1,000 to 10 million times better than yours.
Depending on the breed, your dog has between 125 million to 300 million scent glands — compared to only 5 million for humans. And the part of your dog’s brain that controls smell is 40 times larger than yours.
- Dogs can hear 4 times as far as humans.
Puppies may be born deaf, but they quickly surpass our hearing abilities. Dogs can also hear higher pitched sounds, detecting a frequency range of 67 to 45,000 hertz (cycles per second) compared to the human range of 64 to 23,000 hertz. In both dogs and humans, the upper end of hearing range decreases with age.
- Your dog can smell your feelings.
Dogs can pick up on subtle changes in scent, which can help him figure out how people are feeling — such as by smelling perspiration when people become nervous or fearful.