Get ready for some CRAZY facts about dogs!
1. USA Homes More Dogs Than Any Other Country
France comes in at 2nd.
2. Spiked Collar History
In Ancient Greece, dogs would wear spiked collars to protect them from wolves. When wolves kill they would usually go for the dog’s throat, hence the importance of the collar.
The average dog has 42 teeth! People only have 32!
4. City Dogs Live Longer
Dogs who live in the city, live 3 times longer than dogs in the country.
5. Dogs Have Crazy Good Hearing
They can hear things up to four times farther away than humans.
6. Dalmations Have Terrible Hearing
Dalmations have the poorest hearing, probably out of all the dog breeds. Up to 30% of them cannot hear in one of two ears.
7. Dogs Have Been Around For A While
The oldest in-tact fossils of dogs go back to 33,000 years!
8. Harry Potter’s Fang!
Fang, Hagrids dog in Harry Potter is a Neapolitan Mastiff. The breed almost became extinct after WWII.
9. Bichon Frise
In French Bichon Frise means ‘small curly-haired dog.’
10. Poodles Are Not French
Poodles are actually German. But the French nobility LOVED these dogs, and since they have become a French staple.
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Original Article by Animal Planet