- A dog’s normal body temperature is 100.5 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit.The smallest dog on record was a Yorkshire Terrier in Great Britain who, at the age of 2, weighed just 4 ounces. The world’s smartest dogs are thought to be (1) the border collie, (2) the poodle, and (3) the golden retriever.
- Dogs’ sense of hearing is more than ten times more acute than a human’s.
- More than 1 in 3 American families own a dog.
- Dogs don’t like rain because the sound is amplified and hurts their very sensitive ears.
- The ten most popular dogs (AKC, 2007) are in order: Labrador Retriever, Yorkshire Terrier, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Beagle, Boxer, Dachshund, Poodle, Shih Tzu, and Bulldog.
- Most pet owners (94 percent) say their pet makes them smile more than once a day! 🙂
- A greyhound can run as fast as 45 miles an hour. *Dogs can smell about 1,000 times better than humans.
- The only sweat glands a dog has are between the paw pads. It is a myth that dogs are color blind. They can actually see in color. It is akin to our vision at dusk.
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