Dogs are wonderful creatures that bring joy and energy in our lives due to their positivity, friendly and affectionate behavior. Small breed puppies are the sweetest as their fragility and nice features make them perfect for almost any type of living conditions. If you’re searching for puppies for sale or adoption or you already have a dog, you probably know many interesting things about these pets, but you still discover new things from time to time.
As dog lovers and promoters, we love to discover and share with you interesting facts related to dogs, their behavior, emotions and lives. Dogs are highly social and communicate using various facial expressions and ways to display their emotions. They raise their eyebrows when they see their owners and move their left ears back when they see a strange person.
It is already known that dogs suffer from jealousy especially if their owner’s attention goes to other pet or person. They can start to snap or snarl because of their jealousy. Scientists also discovered that dogs’ brain releases oxytocin which is known as love hormone when dogs interacts with humans and dogs, similar to humans that hug or kiss. That means dogs also feel love and strong emotions.
A fact that you probably don’t know is that dogs do not feel guilt. Researchers discovered that the well-known puppy dog eyes are not a sign of guilt, but only their reaction when they are being scolded, irrespective if they are really guilty or not.
If you believe the myth that dogs can see only in black and white, it is time to find out that dogs can see a large range of colors similar to humans. It was discovered that they have two cones in their eyes that help to detect colors instead of three as humans have. So, dogs are able to see colors on a blue and yellow scale and are not able to distinguish between red and green. But they are better at seeing things during the night as they have a better vision.
A good news for us is that dogs can identify diseases like cancer, diabetes or epilepsy. Researchers revealed that dogs have a fantastic ability to recognize the smell of a range of organic compounds which indicate that something in our body doesn’t work well. Another interesting aspect is that dog urine can corrode the metal due to its composition.
If you are wondering what level of intelligence a dog has, you should find out that a dog can be as clever as a two year-old child. Studies have revealed that the most intelligent dogs are Border Collies, Poodles, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers and Dobermans.
Did you know that if a dog keeps its tail wagging it doesn’t mean that he is happy? It was discovered that dogs tend to wag their tail to the right when they are happy and to the left when they are frightened. Also, a tail wagged low is a sign of insecurity and if it is combined with rapid movements, tense muscles or dilated pupils means that the dogs became aggressive. It is important to look at such details to find out the significance of the wagging tail.
Dogs have a higher body temperature of about 38C with 1C degree more than humans. Furthermore, they have to wear their fur all the time, including in the summer and their sweat glands are placed only on the pads of their paws. That’s why some breeds are very sensitive to hot temperatures.
Dogs can be identified by their own “fingerprint” which consists in their nose print which is unique such as human fingerprint. This is due to the ridges and creases from the nose that are distinct from one dog to another.
Do you believe that only humans dream? Well, you’ll be surprised to find out that dogs have same brain wave patterns while they sleep as humans. That means, dogs dream like us, but small breed dogs dream more than big dogs.
Alex is the Director of Communications for Lone Star Pups, a purebred & designer dog breeder that offers the best selection of puppies for sale in Texas. Alex has a Master degree in Communication from Michigan State University and loves so much his dog he rescued from a shelter a few years ago.