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10 Amazing Facts About Dogs You Probably Didn’t Know

Amazing Facts About Dogs

Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished.

— Dean Koontz

Dogs can smell your feelings. In fact, the smelling sense of dog is 10,000 times stronger than the human. They can be trained to detect diseases like cancer and osteomyelitis. There are hundreds of such facts about dogs. In this article, we are going to cover 10 such amazing facts about dogs you probably didn’t know.

Amazing Facts About Dogs

1. Most successful land hunter in the world

Most successful land hunter in the world

The African Hunting Dog holds the Guinness World Record for the most successful land hunter in the world. They are successful in 50-70% of their hunts.

Dogs are the most successful land hunter in the world. They are successful in 50-70% of their hunts. Click To Tweet

2. 30% of Dalmatians are deaf in one ear

30% of Dalmatians are deaf in one ear

According to UFAW, on average around 30% of Dalmatians are deaf in one ear while 5% are deaf in both. Dalmatians with larger dark patches are less likely to be deaf. This is due to a gene called “extreme piebald”. The same gene is also responsible for their white coat and blue eyes (in some of them).

30% of Dalmatians are deaf in one ear. Click To Tweet

3. The Saluki is the oldest dog breed

The Saluki is the oldest dog breed

The Saluki holds the Guinness World Record for the oldest breed of dog dates back to 329BC. The Saluki’s were kept as royal pets in Ancient Egypt.

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4. Basenji dogs don’t bark

Basenji dogs don’t bark

The Basenji dog doesn’t bark, instead, they yodel, whine or scream. Isn’t it surprising?

The Basenji dog doesn’t bark, instead, they yodel, whine or scream. Isn't it surprising? Click To Tweet

5. Chow Chows and Shar-Pei dogs have black tongues

Chow Chows and Shar-Pei dogs have black tongues

Both Chow Chow and the Shar-Pei are the only two breeds of dog that have fully black tongues. The reason for this is still unknown.

Chow Chows and Shar-Pei dogs have black tongues. Click To Tweet

6. A Greyhound could beat a Cheetah

A Greyhound could beat a Cheetah

According to Psychology Today, Greyhounds are extremely good at long-distance run and they can beat cheetah since they can keep a speed of 35mph for up to 7 miles. Though Cheetahs are swiftest of the animals and can attain a maximum speed of 100–120 km/h, they can only continue this speed for maximum 200 -300 yards. Cheetahs do have an early advantage but it would soon be surpassed by a Greyhound!

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7. A Bloodhound’s sense of smell can be used as admissible evidence in a court of law

A Bloodhound’s sense of smell can be used as admissible evidence in a court of law

According to PBS, a Bloodhound’s sense of smell is spot on and this is the reason a bloodhound’s sense of smell can be used as admissible evidence in a court of law. Bloodhounds can also follow 300 hours old track tracks that are over 300 hours old and can stay on a trail for over 130 miles!

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8. Newfoundlands are amazing lifeguards

Newfoundlands are amazing lifeguards

Newfoundland dogs are great lifeguards thanks to their water-resistant coats and webbed feet. It has been reported by some of the pet owners that Newfoundland tries to “rescue” them while swimming!

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9. The tallest dog in the world

The tallest dog in the world

Great Dane named Zeus holds the Guinness World Record for the tallest dog in the world. On October 4th 2011, Zeus measured at 44 inches tall.

Great Dane named Zeus holds the Guinness World Record for the tallest dog in the world. Click To Tweet

10. Dogs have three eyelids

Dogs have three eyelids

Many of you must not have heard this interesting dog fact. According to iHeartDogs, dogs have three eyelids. The third eyelid acts as the nictitating membrane and it is called as ‘haw’. In dogs, this membrane is responsible for keeping their eye lubricated and protected.

11. Siberian Husky Share the most DNA with Grey Wolf

Siberian Husky Is Closely Related to Wolves

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How many of these facts about dogs did you already know? Let us know in the comment section below!

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