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Happy National Pet Day!

  • Heidi

10 Fun Dog Facts

It’s National Pet Day! To celebrate, we wanted to share some fun facts about our favorite four-legged friends: dogs!

  1. a smiling woman hugs her dogThere are approximately 78.2 million pet dogs living in the United States today.
  2. In addition to the special membrane in their eye, a dog’s whiskers help them see in the dark by picking up changes in air currents.
  3. Depending on its breed, a dog’s sense of smell is 10,000 to 100,000 times better than a human’s (some dog experts claim it is actually in the millions).
  4. Dogs can smell feelings, certain diseases, and detect pregnancy.
  5. Three dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic – all were lap dogs.
  6. 72% of dog owners think their dogs know when stormy weather is coming.
  7. Dogs have three eyelids to protect their eyes.
  8. More than a dozen separate muscles control a dog’s ear movements.
  9. It’s a myth that dogs only see in black and white.
  10. Dogs have approximately 1,700 taste buds compared to humans who have around 9,000.

What are some of your favorite facts about dogs?

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