We already know that dogs are extremely loyal, smart, fun to be around and so darn cute. But did you know these cool things about them?

1- Theoretically, a female dog and her offspring can produce almost 67,000 puppies in a span of six years. The average litter size is about 5-7 puppies depending on the size of the breed and age of the mother.

2- Dogs can learn and understand up to 250 words according to dog psychologists.

3 – A dog’s sense of smell is 10,000-100,000 stronger than humans. They can smell things such as bedbugs, whale poop, cancer, drugs, bombs, weapons and much more.

4- Rin Tin Tin, a rescue dog from a World War 1 battlefield, was the first international dog movie star.

5- Dalmatian puppies are born with an all-white coat. Their famous dark spots start to show in their coat when they are about 2 weeks old.

6- The Basenji, a breed of hunting dog originating in central Africa, is the only type of dog in the world who doesn’t bark. They may also be the first domesticated dogs.

7 – The tallest dog living is ‘Freddy’, owned by Claire Stoneman (UK), who was 1.035 m (3 ft 4.75 in) tall when measured in Leigh-on-Sea, UK, on 13 September 2016.

8- There are about two dozen stray dogs that navigate the Moscow, Russia metro-system.

9- There are approximately 340 breeds recognized by the World Canine Organization.

10 – There are approximately 89.7 million households in the USA that own one or more dogs and an estimated 520 million dogs on the planet Earth.

What’s the most interesting thing that you have learned about dogs?

 

Other Fun Reads and Citations:

https://familypet.com/on-average-how-many-words-can-a-dog-learn/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rin_Tin_Tin

https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/basenji/

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/products/books/amazing-animals-2018

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3503544/How-Moscow-s-metro-dogs-learned-navigate-city-s-subways-Canine-senses-help-master-complex-routes-claims-scientist.html

https://www.statista.com/statistics/198100/dogs-in-the-united-states-since-2000/