10 amazing facts about dogs

10 amazing facts about dogs

Dogs are wonderful because they provide us love, friendship, and are always there for us. Do you realize, though, that dogs are considerably more complicated than they initially appear to be?

There are many additional characteristics of our four-legged friends that absolutely astound us, even though we all know that dogs have been regarded as "man's best friend" for hundreds of years.

Some of our favorite dog-related facts have been gathered so you may learn more about your dog.

1. At least 40 times better than ours, their sense of smell

Dogs' smell-detecting brain cells are 40 times bigger than those of humans'. This means that, compared to humans, your dog has a far higher sense of smell. Because of this, dogs are routinely used to smell out people, drugs, and even money!

 Buster, an explosives and weapons search dog, received the PDSA Dickin Medal in 2003 for his outstanding work in Iraq, where he discovered numerous explosives and weapons tied to an extremist group, saving the lives of numerous service members and civilians.

2. Some have such good noses they can detect out medical problems

Medical detecting dogs exist, that much is true. Some dogs can be trained to detect medical conditions thanks to their keen sense of smell.They serve to diagnose a particular sickness or to alert their owners when additional medication is needed.To detect COVID-19, certain personnel are currently receiving training.

The PDSA Order of Merit was given to Medical Detection Dog Pal, one of these extraordinary canines (seen above). Claire's quality of life as a diabetic owner was greatly enhanced by Pal by alerting her to variations in her blood sugar. 

3. Dogs can breathe and sniff simultaneously

Due to the design of their noses, which permit odours to linger in them even when air enters and exits their lungs simultaneously, they may breathe freely and still identify the smell.

4. Some canines are excellent swimmers.

Dogs don't necessarily enjoy the water, but those that do usually have good swimming skills (though again, not all do, so always keep a watch on your dog in case they decide to go for a swim when out and about).

Due to their exceptional swimming abilities, Newfoundlands have long been employed as water rescue canines. For his efforts in saving nine people from drowning over the course of his career as a water rescue dog, Whizz, a brave Newfoundland, was awarded the PDSA Order of Merit in 2016. 

5. A few of them are swift and could outrun a cheetah!

Dogs could typically outpace a human since they are built to run and chase. However, the fastest breed of dog is unquestionably the greyhound.These quick sighthounds may sprint for many seconds before reaching to their top speed of 45 mph.

The question, "How does this beat a cheetah? " may be on your mind, though. Cheetahs can run at approximately 70 mph, but they can only maintain that pace for a short period of time—about 30 seconds. So, despite the cheetah's early advantage, they would eventually catch up.

6. Dogs don't perspire like humans do

Though they do sweat, dogs don't have sweaty armpits. Dogs create an oily sweat that is pheromone-rich but invisible to people, in contrast to humans who produce a watery sweat to cool off. Dogs can smell this sweat because they have such sensitive noses. Dogs only perspire on their paws like humans do, therefore they pant to cool down instead. To make things simpler on your dog on hot summer days, it is crucial to keep them cool.

7. Your dog may have right or left paws.

According to a few studies on the subject, dogs, like humans, have a preferred hand (or paw, actually) to lead with. You can tell if your dog is left- or right-pawed by giving them their favorite toy or interactive activity and watching which paw they use to help you first.

8. They have ears that are incredibly sensitive, in addition to noses.

Did you know that dogs have a wider hearing range than humans? We all know that dogs have much higher hearing thresholds than humans. Dog hearing is frequently far worse than human hearing, allowing them to hear things that are much farther away.

9. The 18 muscles that control a dog's ears

You may have noticed that your dog's ears move a lot if you have one. There are actually about 18 muscles in their ears. These are essential for assisting our dogs in slightly shifting the direction of their ears so they can better hear sounds around them and for us to understand how they are feeling. Because so much of a dog's body language is communicated through what they are doing, their ears play a crucial role in helping them communicate with both humans and other dogs.

10. Dogs have around a two-year-old's level of intelligence.

According to research, dogs are as observant and intelligent as a two-year-old and can learn more than 100 sentences and gestures. But training dogs is much simpler than training a two-year-old! They are intelligent and devoted animals that are utilized for a variety of vocations, including military and assistance dog roles.

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