How well do you know your pup?

A little while back, I wrote a post regarding cats and some quirky things about them that aren’t exactly common knowledge. They’re mysterious and majestic creatures, and I happen to friggen love cats, hence the awareness post.

I also happen to friggen love dogs, and because I don’t want to discriminate, I figured it is only fair to dedicate a post to all of the amazing doggos out there and share some information about them that isn’t common knowledge, just as I did for the kitties. This information comes from

“1. Dogs have a sense of time. It’s been proven that they know the difference between a hour and five. If conditioned to, they can predict future events, such as regular walk times.

“2. Your dog is as smart as a two-year old! Ever wonder why children around this age seem to have a special bond with the family dog? It could be because they speak the same language, roughly 250 words and gestures in fact.

“3. A study at UCSD claims that your dog can genuinely get jealous when they see you display affection for another creature.

“4. Dachshunds were originally bred to fight badgers.

“5. Stray dogs in Russia have learned how to ride the complex subway system, and get off at specific stops in search of food.

“6. Your dog can smell your feelings. In fact, your dog’s sense of smell is approximately 100,000 times better than yours. So it shouldn’t be shocking that they can in fact, smell things such as fear. When a human is fearful, they perspire, and a dog is easily able to pick up on this change.

“7. Newfoundlands make great lifeguards because they have water-resistant coats and webbed feet.

“8. Dalmatian puppies are born completely white, they develop their spots as they get older. 

“9. Petting a dog can actually benefit your physical and mental health. Studies have shown that petting a dog for 15 minutes can lower blood pressure by 10%, can help lower feelings of stress, depression, and combat loneliness.

“10. Dogs have wet noses because it helps to absorb scent chemicals,” the web page states.

Just when you thought dogs couldn’t possibly get any better.

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