Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dogs Facts

These are just meant to be for fun - We cannot verify the authenticity of these facts
  • Greyhounds can run up to 45 miles an hour for very short periods.
  • Dogs have 42 teeth, cats about 30.
  • Dogs and humans are the only animals with prostates.
  • The dalmatian dog originate from Dalmatian coast of Croatia.
  • According to tests made at the Institute for the Study of Animal Problems in Washington, D.C., dogs and cats, like people, are either right-handed or left-handed - that is, they favor either their right or left paws.
  • Domesticated cats are never mentioned in the Bible. Dogs are mentioned 14 times, lions 55 times.
  • The common belief that dogs are color blind is false. Dogs can see color but it is not as vivid a color scheme as we see. It is much like our vision at twilight.
  • There are 701 types of pure breed dogs.
  • The flea can jump 350 times its body length, that is like a human jumping the length of a football field.Anything over 45 minutes seems like forever to your dog. You will be greeted as enthusiastically coming back from a two hour shopping trip as you will coming back from a two days vacation.
  • A stray dog who is afraid of people will trust the people associated with the dogs it plays with.
  • The old rule - multiplying a dog's age by 7 to find the equivalent human age - is fallacious. A dog is able to reproduce at 1 year and has reached full growth by 2 years. To calculate a dog's age in human terms, count the first year at 15, the second year as 10, and each year after that as 5.
  • If a dog tolerates gentle handling between its toes, it probably is suited for children.
  • If two dogs are headed for a fight and they appear about evenly matched, the dog on his home turf will win easily.
  • If you want to be friends with somebody else's dog, let the dog make the first move, and don't be too quick to respond.
  • A kennel should be two times the length of the dog you are building it for. Measure the dog from its nose to the tip of its tail.
  • The best time for taking a puppy from its litter - psychologically and physically - is when it is 49 days old.

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