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Some Facts About Dogs!! (Edited) by Cwaya(m): 9:32pm On Nov 09, 2014
Fact #20: Dogs are capable of understandingup to 250 words and gestures, can countup to five and can perform simple mathematical calculations. The average dog is as intelligent as a two-year-old child.

Fact #20: Some stray Russiandogs have figured out how to use the subway system in order to travel to more populated areas in search of food.
Fact #19: Dogs don’t enjoy being hugged as much as humans and other primates. Canines interpret putting a limb over another animal as a sign of dominance.

Fact #18: Two stray dogs in Afghanistan saved 50 American soliders. A Facebook group raised $21,000 to bring the dogs back to the US and reunite them with the soldiers.

Fact #17: The Beatles song “A day in the Life” has an extra high-pitched whistle, audible only to dogs. It was recorded by Paul McCartney for the enjoyment of his Shetland sheepdog

Fact #15: One of Michael Vick’s former fightingdogs, Leo, went on to be a therapy dog who comforted dying children.
Fact #14: Service dogs are trained to know when they are on duty. When their harness is on, they know it’s business time. When you take it off, the pups immediately become playful and energetic.
Fact #13: Tiger Woods stuttered as a child and used to talk to his dog until he fell asleep in an effort to get rid of it.
Fact #12: Seeing eye dogs pee and poo on command so that their owners can clean up after them. Male dogs are also trained to do their business without lifting their leg.

Fact #11:In ancientChina, an emperor’s last line of defense was a small Pekingese dog literally hidden up his sleeve.
Fact #10: When Lord Byron was informed that his dog was not allowed to come with him to Cambridge Trinity College, he retaliated by bringing a bear instead.
Fact #9: In 1860′s San Francisco,two stray dogs who were best friends became local celebrities. Their exploits were celebrated in local papers and they were granted immunity from the city’s dog catchers.
Fact #8: There is a dog-shaped building in New Zealand.
Fact #7: A dog, Naki’o, lost all of his legs to frostbite in Colorado, but now has four prosthetic legs and can runaround like normal.
Fact #6: The wetness of a dog’s nose is essential for determining what direction a smell is coming from.
Fact #5: Hyenas aren’t actually dogs. They are more closely related to cats.
Fact #4: Spiked dog collars were invented in ancientGreece and were originally designed to protect dogs throats from wolf attacks.
Fact #3: Baks the blind boxer has a seeing eye goose named Buttons. Buttons the four-year-old goose leads her pup around everywhere either by hanging onto him with her neck, or by honking to tell him which way to go.
Fact #2: ‘Frito Feet’ is the name of the phenomenon in which the bacteria on a dog’s paws cause them to smell like corn chips. Because a pup’s feet are in constantcontactwith the ground, they pick up tons of microorganisms in their paws. When dogs cool off by sweating through the pads of their feet, the combo of moisture and bacteria releaces a nutty, popcorn-like aroma. Basically it’s dog B.O.
Fact #1: Dogs drinkwater by using forming the back of their tongue into a mini cup. ***UPDATED*** A recent study just debunked this fact!Dogs actually use the top of their tongue to drink. Water adheres to the top of the tongue and is pulled up in a column.

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3) Dogs can seein colour
Itis a common myth thatdogs can only see in black and white but they can actuallysee colours -justnot as vividly ashumans.
They only have two cones in their eyes to detect colours, whereas humans have three. That means dogs see colours on a blue and yellow scalebut cannot distinguish between red and green. On the other hand, they have better night vision than humans.
2) Dog urine can corrode metal
Apparently allowing your dog to wee on a lamp-post could be more dangerous than you think -because the acids in the urine can corrode the metal.
In April 2003 Derbyshire County Council spent £75,000 carryingout a six month survey of one million lamp-postsamid fears thatdog wee was causing the bases to crumple.In the sameyear, urinating dogs were blamed for a spateof lamp-posts collapsing in Croatia.
4) Dogs can smell disease
Ifyour canine chum is acting strangethere might be nothing wrong with them -the problem could be with you.
Researchatthe Schillerhohe Hospital in Germany found dogs have an incredible ability to recognise the smell of a rangeof organic compounds thatshow the human body isn’t working asit should.
That means your dog can actually diagnose your cancer, something scientists are eager to explore further,aswellasdiabetes and the early signs of an epileptic seizure.

6) A wagging tail doesn’t always mean they are happy
Tail wagging has its own language. Apparently dogs wag their tail to the right when they’re happy and to the left when they are frightened. Wagging low means they are insecure and rapid movements accompanied by tense muscles or dilated pupils can signal agression.
So every wagging tail tells its own story,if you know how to read the signs.
7) They really are hot dogs
Next time you see your pet pooch panting on a sunny day take pity on them.Not only are they wearing a huge furcoat,they also have to contend with a higher body temperature than you.
The normalbody temperature of a human is 37C, but a dog’s is a whole degree higher at38C. That’s one reason fleasare more likely to be attractedto your dog than to you. And unlike humans, dogs don’t have sweat glands all over their body, just on the pads of their paws
9) Dogs dream just like you
This won’t come asa huge surprise to anyone who has watched their own dog twitching or whimpering in their sleep. Dogs have the same brain wave patternswhile they are asleep ashumans, so they dreamjust like we do.
But whatis more surprising is the factthatnot all dogs dreamthe same amount. Smalldogs actuallyhave more dreams than big dogs. For example, a small dog such asa toy poodle maydreamonce every 10 minutes, whereas a great dane may have around an hour between each dream.
10) Dogs can fall in love
They don't callit puppy love for nothing. The concept thatdogs can fallin love was suggested by anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Social Lives of Dogs, who believed two dogs named Sundog and Bean were agonized star-crossedlovers kept apartbecause neither of their owners wanted to give them up.
Itmaysound far fetched but Paul Zak, a professoratClaremont Graduate University in California, found thata dog’s brain releases oxytocin -the love hormone -when it interactswith humans and dogs, justthe sameasa human brain does when we hug or kiss.
Re: Some Facts About Dogs!! (Edited) by MEILYN(m): 9:51pm On Nov 09, 2014
Seun likes dogs.... Maybe this one is gonna hit the front page
Re: Some Facts About Dogs!! (Edited) by Nobody: 9:57pm On Nov 09, 2014
Fact 21. Nigerians call strange dogs "bingo".

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MEILYN:
Seun likes dogs.... Maybe this one is gonna hit the front page

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Re: Some Facts About Dogs!! (Edited) by MEILYN(m): 10:00pm On Nov 09, 2014
charix:
Fact 21. Nigerians call strange dogs "bingo".

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