Fun, amazing, cool dog facts, facts about dogs for kids

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Monday, 28/11/2016 05:11

There are hundreds of breeds of dogs in the world. And each one has unique personality as well as characteristics. However, the one certain thing is that they are our wonderful, loveable companions among other animals. So let's check out our list of fun, amazing, interesting, cool dog facts for kids. This collection of facts about dogs will provide you with more information about dogs such as types of dogs, dog breeds, names for dogs, or small dog breeds.

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#1

The Newfoundland breed has a water resistant coat and webbed feet. This dog was originally bred to help haul nets for fishermen and rescuing people at risk of drowning.

#2

The top 5 favorite breedsof dogs in the US are Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Beagle, and Dachshund.

#3

It’s rumored that, at the end of the Beatles song, “A Day in the Life,” Paul McCartney recorded an ultrasonic whistle, audible only to dogs, just for his Shetland sheepdog. This is one of fun facts about dogs. 

#4

Now, there are about 340 dog breeds recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), the world governing body of dog breeds, sometimes known as the World Canine Organization. But the standards for breed recognition vary from country to country, the American Kennel Club currently recognizes only 167 breeds.

#5

Puppies have 28 teeth and normal adult dogs have 42. This is one of interesting information about dogs for kids.

#6

Dogs chase their tails for a variety of reasons: curiosity, exercise, anxiety, predatory instinct or, they might have fleas! If your dog is chasing his tail excessively, talk with your vet.

#7

Dalmatian puppies are pure white when they are born and develop their spots as they grow older.

#8

Do dogs dream? Yes, they do. Dogs and humans have the same type of slow wave sleep (SWS) and rapid eye movement (REM) and during this REM stage dogs can dream. The twitching and paw movements that occur during their sleep are signs that your pet is dreaming. Check out to know what do dogs dream about?

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#9

Dog facts showed that dogs’ eyes contain a special membrane, called the tapetum lucidum, which allows them to see in the dark. So they need no night vision goggles. This is one of amazing dog facts for kids.

#10

A large breed dog’s resting heart beats between 60 and 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats between 100-140. Comparatively, a resting human heart beats 60-100 times per minute.

#11

If your dog’s acting funny, get out the umbrella! According to a poll, 72% of dog owners believe their dog can detect when stormy weather is on the way.

#12

A dog’s normal temperature is between 101 and 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. How much do you know about dog health? 

#13

Unlike humans who sweat everywhere, dogs only sweat through the pads of their feet.

#14

Scientists have come to many dog facts. One of them is that dogs have three eyelids, an upper lid, a lower lid and the third lid, called a nictitating membrane or “haw,” which helps keep the eye moist and protected.

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#15

Another amazing facts about dogs for kids is that Americans love dogs! 62% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 72.9 million homes. 

#16

45% of dogs sleep in their owner’s bed (we’re pretty sure a large percentage also hog the blankets!)

#17

Why are dogs’ noses so wet? Dogs’ noses secrete a thin layer of mucous that helps them absorb scent. They then lick their noses to sample the scent through their mouth.

#18

Dogs have about 1,700 taste buds. Humans have approximately 9,000 and cats have around 473.

#19

A Dog’s sense of smell is 10,000 – 100,000 times more acute as that of humans.

#20

There is a myth that dogs only see in black and white. In fact, it’s believed that dogs see primarily in blue, greenish-yellow, yellow and various shades of gray.

#21

Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz). The higher the Hertz, the higher-pitched the sound. Dogs hear best at 8,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 2,000 Hz.

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#22

Dogs ears are extremely expressive. It’s no wonder! There are more than a dozen separate muscles that control a dog’s ear movements.

#23

While the Chow Chow dogs are well known for their distinctive blue-black tongues, they’re actually born with pink tongues. They turn blue-black at 8-10 weeks of age.

#24

When dogs kick after going to the bathroom, they are using the scent glands on their paws to further mark their territory. 

#25

Dogs curl up in a ball when they sleep due to an age-old instinct to keep themselves warm and protect their abdomen and vital organs from predators.

#26

Breathe easy. In addition to sweating through their paw pads, dogs pant to cool themselves off. A panting dog can take 300-400 breaths (compared to his regular 30-40) with very little effort.

#27

Top female dog names, names for dogs of 2015:

Bella, Molly, Ruby, Coco, Lucy, Rosie, Daisy, Millie, Tilly, Roxy

Top male dog names, names for dogs of 2015:

Charlie, Max, Buddy, Archie, Oscar, Toby, Ollie, Jack, Bailey, Milo

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