15 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know about Dogs

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Think you know your stuff about dogs?  Think again.  There are worlds of information about dogs that we never knew and we’re pretty sure you never know either.   Plus it’s always fun to find out something you never knew about your canine.  Here are 15 fun facts you probably didn’t know about dogs.  We want to thank Random History for these facts as well as some excerpts from The Bark Post.


A dog’s nose is not just used for smelling, but also to keep him cool.


Humans have kept dogs as pets for over 12,000 years.


Smaller breeds mature faster than larger breeds.


A dog’s heart beats up to 120 times per minute.


A puppy is born blind, deaf and toothless.


The oldest reliable age recorded for a dog is 29 years.


The average dog lives 8 to 15 years.


Puppies sleep ninety percent of the day for their first few weeks.


The Chihuahua was named after the state in Mexico where they were discovered.


The basenji is the only dog that cannot bark.

Doggie Paws

Dogs have sweat glands in between their paws.


Dogs have three eyelids. The third lid, called a nictitating membrane or “haw,” keeps the eye lubricated and protected.


The most dogs ever owned by one person were 5,000 Mastiffs owned by Kubla Khan


Weird dog laws include allowing police offers in Palding, Ohio, to bite a dog to quiet it. In Ventura County, California, cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit

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Dalmatians are completely white at birth

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