10 Facts About Dogs You Probably Didn’t Know

1.Your dog is as smart as a two-year old! Ever wonder why children around this age seem to have a special bond with the family dog? It could be because they speak the same language, roughly 250 words and gestures in fact.

2.A study at UCSD claims that your dog can genuinely get jealous when they see you display affection for another creature.
3.The United States has the highest pet dog population in the world. Approximately 75.8 million in fact.
4. Dogs that have been spayed or neutered live longer than dogs who are intact.
5.Stray dogs in Russia have learned how to ride the complex subway system, and get off at specific stops in search of food.
6.Your dog can smell your feelings. In fact, your dog’s sense of smell is approximately 100,000 times better than yours. So it shouldn’t be shocking that they can in fact, smell things such as fear. When a human is fearful, they perspire, and a dog is easily able to pick up on this change.
7.Do you have a dog that experiences separation anxiety? Try leaving some clothing with him that you’ve worn. It’s been proven that the scent you leave behind on your clothes can help ease your dog’s separation anxiety.

8.Scientists believe that the world’s first known dog lived 31,700 years ago. This prehistoric dog resembled a large Siberian Husky.
9.Spiked collars were originally fashioned in ancient Greece to protect dogs’ throats from wolf attacks
10.Have you ever wondered why your dog curls up in a ball when they sleep? It’s actually an age-old instinct to keep themselves warm and to protect vital organs while they sleep.
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