Read these important facts about dogs; you’ll be shocked at what you didn’t know about your best buddy.
Got a Labrador? Think it’s the bee’s knees? You’re not alone – labs are the most popular breed in the world.
Dogs don’t just lap up water indiscriminately – they form the backs of their tongues into little water-cups.
Dogs share this ancestor with wolves, raccoons and bears.
Dogs can hear, smell and feel a change in the weather long before us.
Puppies are born blind, deaf and toothless.
The first sense puppies develop is touch.
In the canine world, putting your limb over another animals signifies dominance.
18 muscles move your dog’s ears around independently of each other.
can hear subsonic sounds better than dogs with narrow heads (like Spaniels).
But tiny dogs, like Chihuahuas, can hear sounds in higher ranges than big dogs.
Good luck sticking a dog’s face in some ink without making the mother of all messes, though.
Your dog’s wet nose helps him detect scent by absorbing the water droplets that carry smells.
When dogs dig after pooing, they’re not burying anything – they’re marking their territory using scent glands in their paws.
Guide dogs poo on command.
Male dogs lift their legs when they pee as a sign of dominance.
In fact, several lampposts in Croatia actually collapsed because so many dogs were peeing on them.
Some species of Pekingese were specially bred so that they could be carried around inside a lady’s sleeve
Border Collies and Poodles are thought to be the most intelligent dogs.
Afghan Hounds and Basenjis are thought to be the least intelligent.
Beagles are the nosiest dogs.
Akita Inus are the most badly behaved dogs around – owning one could even negatively affect your home insurance.
… And, of course, Huskies tell the worst jokes.