1. Dogs are not colour blind! They just don't see as vividly as humans. Their vision is similar to ours at dusk.
2. An unaltered male and female dog pair can produce 66,000 puppies in just 6 years! More than 5,000,000 are born each year in the United States alone.
3. Mastiffs were once used by the Romans as knights' companions on the battlefield. They even wore light armour
4. All dogs originated from an ancient species called Tomarctus, which populated the earth over 15 million years ago.
5. A dog's sense of smell is between 10,000 and 100,000 times stronger than a human's.
6. The longer a dog's snout, the more effective their internal cooling system is. Dachshund's were originally bred to hunt badgers!
7. You can lower your blood pressure by snuggling your pup.
8. Most dogs line themselves up with the earth's magnetic core before they poop.
9. Bloodhounds are able to trace a scent that is over 300 hours old!
10. Seeing eye dogs are trained to do their "business" on command. That way, their handler is able to pick up their mess. The typical command is "Get Busy!"
1. Cesar 2. Buzzfeed 3. North West Crossing 4. Bark Post 5. Psychology Today 6. Dog Pictures
Alyssa Lynn Castle is a certified crazy dog lady, who spends most of her days exploring with her two fur kids. She is a bully breed advocate, and a firm believer in the phrase "Adopt! Don't Shop."
You can check out photos of her adorable pups and their adventures on their Instagram account
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