25 Things You Didn’t Know About Dogs

Posted by on July 23, 2013

Dog owners know the blessings that dogs can be. Their intelligent antics and goofy sense of humor can brighten anybody’s life. But dogs are more than just k9 companions or dumb animals. In fact, there is a considerable amount of things that make dogs unique within the animal kingdom. Check out these 25 things you didn’t know about dogs and see what we mean.


25

His wild side

Even if dogs have been domesticated since approximately 33,000 years ago, their primal instincts remain active to this day. Some of these instincts include howling at the moon, pack dependency and even territory marking.

24

Dogs can read your face

Research shows that Dogs are the only animals in the animal kingdom that can read the emotions on your face much like humans. In other words dogs can tell at a glance if we are happy, angry or sad just by looking at our faces.



23

Dogs see in color

It’s a common misconception that dogs are completely color blind and can only see in black and white. The truth however is that a dog can see colors, just not as vivid or rich as we can.

22

Dogs are hotter than people..literally

Dogs have a higher body temperature than humans. The average body temperature of a dog is 101 to 103 degrees F. for this reason, fleas are attracted to your dog instead of you.



21

Your mutt and cancer

Cancer isn’t just a life threatening reality for humans; dogs can get cancer as well. Fifty percent of dogs over the age of 10 develop cancer at some point in their lives such as lymphoma, which is a tumor of the lymph nodes, mast cell tumors, which is a form of skin cancer, mammary gland tumors or breast cancer, and soft tissue sarcomas just to name a few.