Everyone knows that dogs are the best friends of humans. What better than a smiling, panting dog with a wet nose, who greets him at the door after a hard day’s work?
But in addition to knowing how to teach them tips, feed them and make them happy, we do not know much about our dog companions … until now. Here are some interesting facts that most people do not know!
- Your dog is as smart as a two-year-old! Have you ever wondered why children of this age seemed to have a special connection with the family dog? They can speak the same language, about 250 words and gestures.
- Your dog may feel your feelings. In fact, your dog’s smell is about 100,000 times better than his. Therefore, it should not be shocking that they can actually feel things like fear. If a person is scared, sweating and a dog can easily perceive this change.
- Dogs can be trained to recognize cancer and other human diseases. Cancer cells release more metabolic waste into the human body than healthy cells. Dogs may even be able to spy on cancer cells simply with a breathing smell.
- Do you have a dog with separation anxiety? Try to wear the clothes you used. It has been shown that the smell left on the clothes could lessen the dog’s anxiety about separation.
- Your dog can help you make an appointment! One study found that a man’s chances of getting a girl’s phone number increased from 10% to 33% just because he had a dog. In the study, 66% of men and women would not have gone out with a person who did not like pets.
- Have you ever wondered why your dog rolls in a ball while sleeping? In fact, it’s an old instinct to stay warm while you sleep and protect vital organs.
- Looking for a good pet? You may want to avoid Akitas, Shar-Pei and Chow Chow. Veterinarians classified them as the least affectionate breeds for family members. The Golden Retrievers and laboratories dominated the list of the most adorable breeds.
- Flat-faced dogs are bad when it comes to giving facial signals and long-bodied breeds are not very good at transmitting visual cues, such as touching bows.
- The Andaman Islands’ Onges are dedicated to their hunting dogs, although they are almost always infested with fleas, often bitten by their dogs and often kept awake at night by “constant barking and howling”. On the other hand, BaMbuti pygmies treat their hunting dogs with extreme violence and bitter cruelty.
- Genes appear to have less influence on individual differences in the behavioral characteristics of dogs than traits of the human personality.
- Wolves and dogs are dysfunctional for up to a month. However, wolf babies begin to walk and explore around the age of two weeks, while puppies do not exhibit this behavior for four weeks.
- Even in puppies, breeds show great differences in behavior. For example, beagle and cocker spaniel puppies almost never fight for food, while shelves fight wildly for five weeks, then stop abruptly. Basenji’s nests are aggressive and fight for a year.
- Molecular geneticists have made significant progress in understanding how genes control the size, shape, and color of dogs. However, researchers do not know much about the specific mechanisms by which genes influence dog behavior.
- On the Polynesian islands, puppies were on the menu. Breastfed puppies have never been eaten.
- There are about 600 million dogs in the world. It is estimated that nearly 400 million of these dogs are stray dogs.
- Scientists believe that the first known dog in the world lived 31,700 years ago. This prehistoric dog looked like a big Siberian Husky.