In many parts of the world, every July 21, Dog Day is celebrated in tribute to that dear four-legged friend who is always by the side of his loved ones. Since the existence of humanity, this animal has been characterized as the most faithful companion in the universe, and for that reason it deserves respect, as well as care, for all people.
The celebration of World Dog Day aims to recognize the lomitos , who are not only there to offer their love and company unconditionally, but have also been guardians and protectors of humans. That is why, in their honor, we will let you know 30 things that we love about them and that makes them very special , according to experts from the American Kennel Club.
30 things we love about dogs
- It will always be there to protect you, day or night.
- A dog’s nose print is unique, like a person’s fingerprint.
- 45 percent of American dogs sleep in their owner’s bed.
- Everyone dreams, but puppies and older dogs dream more often than adult dogs.
- 70 percent of people sign their dog’s name on their Christmas cards.
- A dog’s sense of smell is legendary, but did you know that his nose has up to 300 million receptors?
By comparison, a human nose has around 5 million.
- They are so smart that Rin Tin Tin , a famous German Shepherd, was nominated for an Ac
ademy Award .
- Dogs’ noses can feel heat (thermal radiation), which explains why those who are blind or deaf can still hunt.
- Most loins make excellent search and rescue companions.
- Many lomitos employ jobs such as herding, sledding, guarding, hunting, alert, security, among many others.
- Yawning is contagious, even for dogs. Research shows that the sound of a human yawn can trigger one in your dog, and it’s four times more likely to happen when the yawn is coming from a person you know.
- He will always be there to comfort you, even on the worst days of your life.
- Dogs curl up into a ball to protect their organs when they sleep, a holdover from their days in the wild, when they were vulnerable to predator attacks.
- Some dogs, like the Basenji, do not necessarily “do not know how to bark” as many people think, but they can sing yodel style.
- Both mongrels and purebreds can be extremely affectionate with their owners, even with other pets and people.
- Sometimes, when they are happy, they wag their tails to let you know that they love you very much and that they will be there to support you in everything.
- Human blood pressure can drop when petting a dog, even the dog’s blood pressure may drop as well.
- There are more than 75 million pet dogs in the United States, more than in any other country.
- They are excellent companions for all kinds of activities: exercising, watching TV, playing in the backyard, keeping company, eating, etc.
- Dogs are not colorblind, they can see blue and yellow.
- All puppies are born deaf.
- Some pinto dogs, such as Dalmatians, are born completely white, and as they age, they develop their spots.
- Dogs have about 1,700 taste buds, humans only have between 2,000 and 10,000.
- When the loins kick back after going to the bathroom, it is not to cover it up, but to mark their
territory using their scent glands on their feet.
- A study shows that dogs are among a small group of animals that are willingly and selflessly kind to others, without any reward in return.
- Some are so patient and tolerant that they love to play and spend pleasant moments with children and the elderly.
- Some dogs, such as greyhounds, could beat cheetahs in a race, as they have been able to maintain a speed of 35 km/h for about 7 miles, which is equivalent to 11.2 km of distance.
- Their sense of smell is so accurate that the results of their tracking can be used as evidence in a court of law; the Bloodhound dog is capable of it.
- Some dogs are taller or heavier, but according to the Guinness World Records , a mastiff named Zorba is the largest dog in the world, weighing 155.5 kilos and measuring more than 2 meters from nose to tail.
- There are also some extremely tiny ones, like the chihuahua named Miracle Milly, the smallest dog ever recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records ; It measures 9.6 cm and weighs about 450 grams.