1. Dogs are as smart as 2 year olds. They are capable of understanding unto 250 words!

Dogs understand u

2. Dream a little dream!
Dogs dream like people. The twitching and paw movements that you see are signs of your dog dreaming!
dog dreaming

3. No 2 doggie noses are the same. Each dog’s nose has a unique pattern, like human fingerprints!

4. Puppies are born blind and deaf

puppies are born blind and deaf

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5. A wagging tail does not necessarily mean that your dog is happy and wants to be petted. Tail wags can mean many things! It can mean that your dog is happy, agitated, anger, insecure etc.

dog wagging tail

6. Dogs only have sweat glands in their paws. However, more than relying on sweat, a dog pants with his mouth open to cool down

dog sweat glands

7. A dog’s sense of smell is more than 100,000 times that of humans (source: savers.org)

dogs sense of smell

8. Dogs don’t enjoy being hugged as much as humans and other primates

dogs don't like being hugged

Source: news.com.au

9. Dogs drink water by forming the back of their tongue into a mini cup

dog drinking water

10. Chase that tail!

Dogs chase their tails for a variety of reasons such as anxiety, excitement, curiosity, predatory instinct.

Source: Giphy

Source: Giphy

11. Dalmation Puppies are born white, and develop spots about a week after birth.After a month they have most of their spots, though their spots continue to develop throughout their life but at a slower pace.

Dalmation Puppy

Source: a place to love dogs

12. Dogs’ eyes contain a special membrane, called the tapetum lucidum, which allows them to see in the dark.

dogs eyes

13. Dogs have about 1700 taste buds, and humans have around 9000.

Dog taste buds

Source: Animalcentral.net

14. Dogs can see colour! It’s a myth that they can see only black and white. They can see primarily yellow and blues

Dog Vision

15. Dogs curl up in a ball when they sleep instinctively to keep themselves warm and protect their abdomen and vital organs from predators.

Source: attackofthecute.com

Source: attackofthecute.com

16. Dogs have an excellent internal clock, and know when it’s time to sleep, wake up, walk, eat. No wonder your dog appears right when it’s dinner time!

dogs have internal clock

17. Dogs have 18 or more muscles to move, tilt, and rotate their ears.

Source: wallpaperest.com

Source: wallpaperest.com

18. Dogs unlike cats, are not exclusively carnivorous. They can adapt to food easily, and a percentage of their food can be fruits and vegetables.

dog eating vegetables

19. If never spayed or neutered, a female dog, her mate and their puppies could produce 66,000 dogs in six years (Source: CesarMilan)

dog with puppies

20. Chihuahuas are born with a soft spot in their skull which closes with age- same like human babies.

Source: blogabove.com

Source: blogabove.com

21. Dogs can smell diseases. Studies show that dogs with little or no training can sniff out cancer in humans.

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22. Dogs can read your face

Dog-face

23. Our pooches are hotter than us (literally!): Dogs have an average temperature of 101-102.5 degrees fahrenheit.

Dog temperature

Source: http://kuchetata.eu

24. A dog’s whiskers — found on the muzzle, above the eyes and below the jaws — are technically known as vibrissae. They are touch-sensitive hairs than actually sense minute changes in airflow.

dog whiskers

Source: everpup.co.uk

25. An adult dog has 42 teeth
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