10 Not Well Known Facts About Dogs

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Did you know dogs aren’t actually color blind? How about that the Newfoundland has webbed feet to help it swim? Read on to find out more fun facts about dogs.


1
Humans and dogs are the only two species known to seek visual clues from another's eyes. And dogs only do it with humans.

2
FIDO, Abraham Lincoln's dog, was also assassinated.

3
The smallest living dog in terms of length is a chihuahua who measured 15.2 cm (6 in).

4
Trained Dogs can sniff out prostate cancer with 98% accuracy.

5
30,000 dogs a day are slaughtered in China for meat and fur.

6
Dogs are as smart as a 2-year-old baby. They can learn and understand over 150 words.

7
Dogs wag their tails to the right when they're happy and to the left when they're frightened.

8
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.

9
There is a dog-shaped building in New Zealand.

10
Spiked dog collars were invented in ancient Greece and were originally designed to protect dogs throats from wolf attacks.