Dogs are still primal animals.
Even if dogs have been domesticated for approximately 33,000 years, their primal instincts remain active to this day. Some of these instincts include howling at the moon, pack dependency, and even territory marking.
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.
Dogs see in color.
It’s a very 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 many colors as we are able to.
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, while the average human temperate is 98.6 °F. This is why fleas are attracted to your dog instead of you.
Dogs, like humans, can have 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 some type of cancer (from lymphoma to skin cancer and many things in between) at some point in their lives.