Did You Know?
1) Dogs are born with their eyes closed. At birth, a puppy’s central nervous system is still developing, including their optical nerves. Because their optical nerves aren’t fully developed, their eyes are too delicate for bright light. Their eyes will remain shut until the nerves have developed completely. https://www.rover.com/blog/when-do-puppies-eyes-open/
2) A dog’s ears are controlled by up to 18 muscles compared to 6 muscles in human ears. These muscles allow the dog to move and rotate their ears to better hear noises and sounds. https://www.headstuff.org/topical/science/dogs-hear-better-humans/
3) Do dogs sweat? Dogs sweat through
the glands in the pads of their paws.
When they pant, “they evaporate moisture from their tongues, nasal passages, and the lining of their lungs, cooling themselves as air passes over the moist tissue.” https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/do-dogs-sweat/
4) Why do dogs curl up when they sleep? They sleep in this position based on their natural instinct to protect their vital organs from predators.
5) What is the fastest dog? The Greyhound is the fastest dog and can run up to 45 miles per hour. https://iheartdogs.com/the-top-10-fastest-dog-breeds/
6) How many households in the United States have a dog? There are over 75 million dogs living with human families in the United States. https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-facts/
7) A dog’s nose print is unique in much the same way as a human’s fingerprint. Each dog has a distinct pattern of ridges that create bumps, circles and lines make them unique.
8) Dogs kick backwards after they go to the bathroom to mark their territory using the scent glands in their paws.
9) 1) Dogs can see colors including yellow and blue. https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/are-dogs-color-blind/ The best toys for dogs may be those that are yellow and blue.