As everyone know, dogs are man’s best friend because dogs allow us to be their best friends. We play with them, hold them close, and depend on them for any number of reasons. But did you think you know everything about our canine buddies? Think again! Check out these surprising facts about dogs:
YOUR ONE YEAR-OLD PUP IS AS PHYSICALLY MATURE AS A 15-YEAR-OLD HUMAN.
Of course, different breeds age a little differently. Large dogs age faster than small ones.
YOUR DOG’S WHISKERS HELP THEM “SEE” IN THE DARK.
It’s not quite night-vision or a super powers as you would seem to define, but those whiskers pick up on even subtle changes in air currents, providing your pup with information about the shape, size, and even speed of things nearby.
YOUR DOG IS AS SMART AS A 2-YEAR-OLD TODDLER.
There’s a reason your little tod and your pup get along so well. It’s because they speak the same language. Or at least, they likely understand roughly the same number of words and gestures.
DOGS AND CATS BOTH SLURP WATER THE SAME WAY.
This may be hard to believe since dogs are such untidy drinkers, but just like cats, our canine buds bend the tip of their tongue and raise liquid in a column up to their mouths.
YOUR DOG’S SENSE OF SMELL IS 1,000 TO 10 MILLION TIMES BETTER THAN YOURS.
Depending on the breed, your dog has between 125 million to 300 million scent glands — compared to only 5 million for humans. And the part of your dog’s brain that controls smell is 40 times larger than yours.
There are still tons of things you may not know about your best dog buddy. We hope this list of odd facts about dogs gave you a better appreciation of your best friend. They are truly incredible animals and companions.