8 things about dogs (that you might not know)

Just when you think you know everything about your friend….you find out something that you didn’t already know. Like…..

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1/ An adult dog has 42 teeth.

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2/ It was recently discovered that dogs do see in color, just not as vivid as we see.

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3/ The Poodle haircut was originally meant to improve the dog’s swimming abilities as a retriever, with the pom-poms left in place to warm their joints.

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4/ The top five favorite breeds of dogs in the US are: Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, Beagle, and Dachshund.

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5/ Greyhounds can reach a speed of up to 43 miles per hour.

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image of Danny the Bark ‘n’ Read reading dog taking a rest

6/ When a puppy is born, he is blind, deaf, and toothless.

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7/ All dogs, regardless of breed, are direct descendants of wolves and technically of the same species.

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8/ A dog’s whiskers — found on the muzzle, above the eyes and below the jaws — are technically known as vibrissae. They are touch-sensitive hairs than actually sense minute changes in airflow.

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Dudley the Rock ‘n’ Roll Yorkie showing us his gorgeous whiskers.

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