Dog Facts from White River Kennels
Interesting and useful dog facts
There are hundreds of official dog breeds in the world and even more mixes than we can imagine. Every dog has their own unique set of characteristics and personalities. However, one thing is certain, these loveable and wonderful companions are fascinating creatures and have many charms about them that make us love them even more. If you are considering adopting a Weimaraner or Vizsla puppy for sale, it’s good to have an idea of what makes them tick so you can decide if they are right for you and your family.
Here are some interesting facts about dogs in general:
Look at those choppers!
Puppies have 28 teeth and normal adult dogs have 42.
It’s a tail!
Dogs chase their tails for a number of reasons. It can be curiosity, exercise, anxiety, predatory instinct or the worse, they may have fleas. If your dog chases their tail all the time, talk to your vet. If it is just a once in a while thing, they may just be letting curiosity get the best of them!
To dream or not to dream
Dogs and humans have the same type of slow wave sleep and rapid eye movement. During this REM stage dogs can dream. The twitching and paw movements that occur during sleep are signs that your dog is dreaming.
Dogs’ eyes contain a special membrane that allows them to see in the dark. Fido isn’t a superhero, he’s just able to see better than you!
A dog’s resting heart beats between 60 and 100 times per minute. This is about the same as a resting human heartbeat.
Do they sweat?
Humans sweat all over their body. Dogs actually only sweat in one place: through the pads of their feet.
Dogs have three eyelids. They have an upper lid, a lower lid and a third lid called a “haw.” This third lid helps keep their eyes moist and protected.
Dogs noses secret a thin layer of mucus that helps them absorb scent. They then lick their noses to sample scent through their mouth.
Dogs have roughly 1,700 taste buds. Humans have approximately 9,000 and cats only about 473.
It’s been a myth that dogs only see in black and white. It’s actually believed that dogs see primarily in blue, green, yellow and various shades of gray.
Do you hear what I hear?
Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz). The higher the Hertz, the higher-pitched the sound. Dogs can hear the best at 8,000 Hz while humans are at 2,000 Hz. Therefore, your furry friend will tend to hear much better than you.
We hope you enjoyed these interesting dog facts. They apply to almost all dogs. Dogs, however, have their own personality and distinct characteristic, which makes them unique. At White River Kennels, our Weimaraner and Vizsla puppies for sale are each unique and loving. They are loyal, honest dogs with an appetite for exercise and play. Once you make one of these loving dogs yours, you become their people and they will stick to you like glue.