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Dog Trivia

Postby Pet » 28 Mar 2011, 12:31

Puppies are born both deaf and blind. Their eyes begin to open between 10 and 14 days. They begin to hear soon after but it takes a while longer before they have complete sight and hearing.

Dogs are thought to have descended from wolves in southeast Asia at least 14,000 years ago.

The FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale), recognizes over 400 breeds throughout the world.

It’s a myth that dogs are colorblind. They are not. The colors they see may not be quite as vivid as we see, but they do see colors. They can tell the difference between blue, yellow and gray. They may not see red and green, or see them differently than we do.

A dog’s hearing is much better than his sight. His sense of smell is much better than either his hearing or his sight.

A dog’s sense of smell is a marvel. He has 125 to 220 million smell-sensitive receptors. Dogs can discriminate odors at concentrations about 100 million times lower than a human can.

By contrast, dogs have fewer taste buds than humans. They really can’t taste a lot of the food you give them. Smell attracts them, not taste. That could be one reason why dogs love to get into the trash. It smells so interesting...it doesn’t matter what it tastes like.

The oldest dog on record was an Australian Cattle Dog who lived to be just over 29 years old.

The largest recorded litter for a dog was 24 puppies delivered by caesarean section for a Neopolitan Mastiff in 2005. Twenty of the puppies survived, setting another record for most surviving puppies.
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Re: Dog Trivia

Postby pilvikki » 29 Mar 2011, 21:59


24 pups? that must have been one massive mastiff!
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Re: Dog Trivia

Postby Pet » 30 Mar 2011, 02:21

By contrast, dogs have fewer taste buds than humans. They really can’t taste a lot of the food you give them. Smell attracts them, not taste. That could be one reason why dogs love to get into the trash. It smells so interesting...it doesn’t matter what it tastes like.


This explains a lot!
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Re: Dog Trivia

Postby Ice.Maiden » 06 Apr 2011, 17:12

But wouldn't it smell as it tasted - revolting?
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Re: Dog Trivia

Postby kg » 08 Apr 2011, 02:23


A dog’s sense of smell is a marvel. He has 125 to 220 million smell-sensitive receptors. Dogs can discriminate odors at concentrations about 100 million times lower than a human can.


Maybe that's why my Doberman couldn't decide which smelled more interesting...me, or a fresh cow pie! :lol:
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Re: Dog Trivia

Postby Ice.Maiden » 12 Apr 2011, 15:31

Unless .... no, no. Unthinkable.

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