Top 10 Interesting Dog Facts

Dogs and humans have lived together for thousands of years – so it is easy to presume that we know everything there is to know about our canine companions. However, there is so much more to dogs than even canine professionals are aware of, making them a constant source of intrigue and inspiration. Therefore, we at Groomers have devised a fun list of our favourite little known facts on man’s best friend. Which ones do you know already?

  1. Dogs have three eyelids. The third lid, called the nictitating membrane or “haw” helps keep the eye lubricated and protected.
  2. Dog’s shoulder blades are unattached to the rest of their skeleton. This allows for greater flexibility when running.
  3. The largest known amount of dogs owned by one person was 5000. These were all Mastiffs, owned by Kubla Khan in the 13th century.
  4. The miniaturisation of dogs and development of toy breeds first began in ancient China.
  5. Dogs can see better in low light than in bright sunlight.
  6. The use of the term “dog days of summer” began in ancient Greeks. It is used to describe the hottest days of summer, which coincided with the rising of the Dog Star.
  7.  There is an estimated 400 million domestic dogs in the world today.
  8. Dogs were domesticated before horses, goats, sheep, cats and donkeys.
  9. The Basenji is the world’s only bark-less dog breed.
  10. In Croatia, scientist discovered that lampposts throughout the country we falling down because the chemicals in male dog’s urine was rotting the metal.

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