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Ten Fun Facts about Dogs

hipster dog blogDogs are not only loyal and lovable companions, they’re also fascinating creatures. Don’t miss these ten interesting canine facts!

1.) A dog’s sense of smell is at least 10,000 times more sensitive than that of a human.

2.) Dogs can only sweat through the pads of their feet.

3.) Every dog breed except the Chow has a pink tongue. Chows have a distinctive black tongue.

4.) The world’s oldest dog lived to the age of 29.

5.) Dalmatian puppies are completely white when they are born, they don’t develop their signature spots until later in life.

6.) Dogs only have about 1,700 taste buds (humans have 9,000).

7.) The first sense a puppy develops is touch.

8.) About 25% of dogs snore.

9.) The nose print of a dog is as unique as a human fingerprint.

10.) Contrary to popular belief, dogs do see in color, just not as vividly as people do.

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{ 2 comments… add one }
  • Karen September 16, 2014, 6:19 pm

    Labs often have black spots on their tongues too…So to say only Chows have any black (or should I say …Only pink tongues) is not quite correct.

  • Linda Goodale September 23, 2014, 3:49 am

    Sharpeis also can have black tongues.

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