These fun dog facts that deliver a variety of information about interesting breeds, puppies, guide dogs such as Labradors and much more. As the famous saying goes, dogs are man’s best friend.
· The domestic dog has been one of the most popular working and companion animals throughout human history.
· The normal body temperature for a dog is 101.2 ° Fahrenheit.
· Puppies are usually deaf, blind and toothless when they are born. When a puppy is two to three weeks old, it begins to see. The first milk teeth appear when they are three to seven weeks old.
· Dogs can see colors – It is similar to how we see color just at sunset time.
· Dogs can hear things that we cannot. Most of us can hear a sound that is about 25 yards from us…But dogs can hear sounds that are 10 times as far, 250 yards away.
· Dogs perform many useful tasks for humans including hunting, farm work and security as well as assisting those with disabilities such as the blind.
· The most popular breed of dog in the world by registered ownership is the Labrador. With their gentle nature, obedience, intelligence and near limitless energy, Labradors make for excellent family pets and reliable workers. They often assist police and are a common choice as guide dogs.
· In total there is said to be around 450 million dogs in the world.
· There are hundreds of different breeds of dogs.
· The English Mastiff is the largest dog breed in the world.
· One of the fun facts about dogs is that an English mastiff, named Zorba is considered to be the world's longest and heaviest dog. This dog breed weighs approximately 1552 kilograms (3423 pounds) and is eight feet three inches long when measured from nose to tail.
· Dogs have a remarkable sense of smell, they are capable of differentiating odors in concentrations nearly 100 million times lower than humans can.
· The average life span for a dog is around 10 to 14 years.
· Dogs sweat from the pads of their feet. They also breathe through their tongue.
· All the dogs have the same anatomy - 321 bones and 42 permanent teeth.
· One of William Shakespeare's famous plays, 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' has a mention of a dog (which is the only dog to ever appear in a Shakespearean play) named Crab.