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Fun Facts About Dogs

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  1. Greyhounds can run up to 45 miles an hour for very short periods.
  2. Dogs have 42 teeth, cats about 30.
  3. Dogs and humans are the only animals with prostates.
  4. The dalmatian dog originates from the Dalmatian coast of Croatia.
  5. According to tests made at the Institute for the Study of Animal Problems in Washington, D.C., dogs and cats, like people, are either right-handed or left-handed i.e. they favor either their right or left paws.
  6. Domesticated cats are never mentioned in the Bible. Dogs are mentioned 14 times, lions 55 times.
  7. The common belief that dogs are color blind is false. Dogs can see color but it is not as vivid a color scheme as we see. It is much like our vision at twilight.
  8. There are 701 types of pure breed dogs.
  9. The flea can jump 350 times its body length, that is like a human jumping the length of a football field. Anything over 45 minutes seems like forever to your dog. You will be greeted as enthusiastically coming back from a two-hour shopping trip as you will coming back from a two-day vacation.
  10. A stray dog who is afraid of people will trust the people associated with the dogs it plays with.
  11. The old rule "multiplying a dog’s age by 7 to find the equivalent human age" is fallacious. A dog is able to reproduce at 1 year and has reached full growth by 2 years. To calculate a dog’s age in human terms, count the first year at 15, the second year as 10, and each year after that as 5.
  12. If a dog tolerates gentle handling between its toes, it probably is suited for children.
  13. If two dogs are headed for a fight and they appear about evenly matched, the dog on his home turf will win easily.
  14. If you want to be friends with somebody else’s dog, let the dog make the first move, and don’t be too quick to respond.
  15. A kennel should be two times the length of the dog you are building it for. Measure the dog from its nose to the tip of its tail.
  16. The best time for taking a puppy from its litter -- psychologically and physically - is when it is 49 days old.

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