They say that dogs are man’s best friends, but how much do you know about your canine companion? Even though most of us have or know a dog, very few are aware of these strange dog facts. Check out these bizarre facts and get to know your furry friend a little bit better.
1. Dogs go potty in alignment with Earth’s magnetic field – when they are sniffing like crazy, they really are trying to find that perfect spot.
2. Compared to humans, dogs have a sense of smell that is 10,000 times stronger.
3. At the end of the Beatles song “A Day in the Life,” Paul McCartney recorded an ultrasonic whistle that only dogs can hear.
4. Humans and dogs are the only two known species who seek visual clues from one another’s eyes. It is a skill that dogs only use with people.
5. Like Abraham Lincoln, his dog Fido was assassinated.
6. In 2009, the first cloned dogs, six Canadian Labradors, started work as sniffers for South Korea’s customs service.
7. The oldest dog in the world died at the age of 29.
8. Dogs’ mitochondrial DNA is 99.9% the same as that of a gray wolf.
9. While humans have only 4 blood types, dogs have 13.
10. In South Carolina, the sentence for beating your dog is longer than for beating your wife.
11. Dogs (and cats) sweat from their footpads and nose.
12. The Nazis were big believers in canine intelligence, and even tried teaching dogs to talk and read.
Share this with your dog-loving friends. It never hurts to learn more about these special animals.