National Dog Day = National Dog Week.

Did you know????

19 interesting, fun facts about your dogs:

  1. An adult dog has 42 teeth. Puppies have 28.
  2. There are 703 purebred dog breeds.
  3. The smallest dog breed in the world is Chihuahua.
  4. The largest dog breed in the world is Wolfhound.
  5. Dogs have an estimated 1,700 taste buds in a dog’s mouth (humans average about 10,000).
  6. A dog’s sense of smell is up to 100,000 times stronger than the average human.
  7. It’s a myth that dogs are colorblind. They see color, just not as well as humans.
  8. America has the largest dog population in the world.
  9. Greyhounds are the fastest dog. They can reach speeds of nearly 45 miles per hour.
  10. Three dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic (a Pekingese and two Pomeranians).
  11. Humans have kept dogs as pets for more than 12,000 years.
  12. Paul McCartney recorded an ultrasonic whistle only dogs can hear at the end of the Beatles song, “A Day in the Life.”
  13. Why do dogs chase their tails? Sometimes it is because they’re curious or they need exercise, but it can also be a sign of anxiety or fleas! If your dog does it a lot, talk to your vet.
  14. Do dogs dream? Yup! Dogs and humans have the same kind of sleep cycles. That twitching and paw movements are signs your pet is dreaming.
  15. Speaking of hot… did you know dogs only sweat through the pads of their feet?
  16. Dogs curl up in a ball when they sleep because of an age-old instinct to keep themselves warm and protect their vital organs from predators.
  17. The average dog is as smart as a two-year-old child.
  18. Teddy Roosevelt’s dog, Pete, ripped a French ambassador’s pants off at the White House.
  19. An estimated 1 million dogs in the U.S. have been named as the primary beneficiaries in their owner’s will.

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