Admit it; you love your canine pet so much you want to hear the best facts about dogs all the time. Considering that they have been around man for more than 14,000 years already, the way we treat our canine pets has really evolved to something approaching kinship. The close relationship of man to his dog has been found by scientists documented on potteries, cave drawings and ivory carvings. Today, it is done through videos, digital images and decorative sculptures.
Some Random Dog Facts
Because of the importance that we place on our pet dogs, it is not surprising that a lot has been written about them. Just like most dog owners, you must have already read about how to potty train your dog or what foods to feed her, but did you know that a substance in chocolate can kill your pet? The substance is called theobromine and at the very least, it could make your dog gravely ill.
You must have known that dogs can hear better than humans. This is because man can only perceive sound that has 20,000 vibrations per second while dogs can sense up to 35, 000 vibrations per second.
They can smell even better. As compared to the five million smell sensory cells of man, a Dachshund has 125 million, a Fox Terrier has 147 million and a German shepherd has 220 million.
Normally, people would put up the sign “Beware of Dogs” on their premises to warn strangers that a guard dog is in the house. If you think that it is a modern method, you are wrong. Mosaics that say exactly the same meaning were found on the doorsteps of homes in ancient Roman cities.
As of 1977, there are 121 dog breeds that are recognized by the American Kennel Club. These range from the Yorkshire terrier, the Chihuahua, and the Toy Poodle, which are the smallest canines to the Irish wolfhound and the Great Dane, which are recognized as the tallest dogs. The heaviest breed is the St. Bernard.
The number of dogs in the United States is the highest in the world, with the Labrador retriever being the most favored breed. It has also been estimated that a million dogs became the primary beneficiaries of their master’s will. Unfortunately, 15 people also die from dog bites in the country each year. The figure for 2002 even surpassed the number of people who were killed by sharks for the past century.
If you are currently looking for a new pet, there are different breeds of dogs for sale that you can find from private owners, who are selling excess puppies, to online shops put up by professional breeders. If you already have a grown up dog in the house, it is normal for her to be jealous of the new puppy the first time. This will quickly pass, as dogs are social animals by nature. However, never treat your dogs equally. This is because to your dogs, pack position is still essential and treating them all the same will promote jealousy games.