Dogs are true-hearted animals, known for giving us unconditional love and acceptance. Our dogs are always our best friends, our loyal companions, and most importantly, our family.
Dogs vary widely in colors, shapes, and sizes. It’s considered as a faithful friend of man. The domestic dog is a member of the Canis, which forms part of the wolf-like Canidae, and they’re the most widely abundant terrestrial of a carnivore. However, puppies are also good for our physical and mental health.
They play several roles for humans, such as hunting, pulling loads, protection, helping the police and the army, and camaraderie. This influence in human society has given them the nickname “man’s best friend“. The dog was the first species to be domesticated and has been bred selectively over millennia for different behaviors, sensory abilities, and physical attributes.
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The Dog Stats Owners Should Know?
- An adult dog has 42 teeth.
- Dogs can learn more than 1,000 words.
- Dogs live an average of 12 years.
- It’s estimated that there are more than 900 million dogs in the world.
- The pregnancy of a dog is between 8 to 9 weeks.
- The dogs are mentioned 14 times in the Bible.
- Three of the 12 dogs survived on the Titanic sinking.
- There is at least one dog in 63.4 million American households.
- In the United States, there are nearly 14 thousand animal shelters and rescue groups.
- According to AKC (American Kennel Club), 45% of U.S. dogs sleep in their owner’s bed.
- Bella, Cooper, Charlie, Lucy, and Luna are the most popular dog names.
- President Lyndon Johnson (36th U.S. President) had two beagles named ‘Him and Her’.
- More than half of all U.S. presidents have owned dogs.
- A dog can lower your blood pressure.
- Smaller breeds live longer than larger breeds.
- In Star Wars, the Ewoks were based on a dog.
- According to the AKC, The Labrador Retriever is the most popular breed.
- The St. Bernard heaviest dog breed on the globe.
- The Basenji is the only barkless dog.
- Great Dane is the tallest dog on the globe. He’s the current Guinness World Record holder, measured at 44 inches tall on October 4th, 2011.
- Dogs are pack animals and they don’t happy to be alone.
- 70% of people sign their dog’s name on their holiday cards.
- The Greyhound is the fastest breed of dogs and they can run up to 44 miles per hour.
- Dogs were domesticated between 9,000 and 34,000 years ago, according to a Cornell University.
- About 63.4 million households in the U.S. have a dog.
- Studies have shown that petting and spending time with dogs causes our brains to release oxytocin, a hormone that we feel comfortable with.
- If you spaying or neutering your dog, you can help prevent certain types of cancer.
- The United States has the highest dog population per capita in the globe.
- President Calvin Coolidge (30th U.S. President) owned at least a dozen dogs.
- People kept warm by putting dogs up to their sleeves, in ancient China.
- Rin Tin Tin, the famous German Shepherd, was the first Hollywood dog star and nominated for an Academy Award.
- The African hunting dog is the most successful hunter on the globe.
- During the Covid-19 pandemic, 33% of Americans considered adopting a pet.
- The Mastiff is the heaviest breed of dog, weighs about 200 pounds.
- The average body of a dog temperature is 101.2 degrees Fahrenheit.
- The Australian Shepherd isn’t actually from Australia. They are an American breed.
- According to the Guinness World Records, the Chihuahua (Miracle Milly) is the shortest breed, 3.8 inches tall, and weighed in at one pound.
- Dogs don’t have an appendix.
- Service dogs are recognized in America as “necessary medical equipment.”
- Saluki is the oldest dog breed. He’s the current Guinness World Record holder for the oldest dog breed, originated in Egypt around 329 B.C and were kept as royal pets in Ancient Egypt.
- A dog’s sense of smell is 10 thousand times stronger than a human’s.
- All dogs have different IQ levels. The average dog’s IQ is about 100.
- Dogs are omnivores. They eat grains, meat, and vegetables.
- In the United States, Beagle, Bulldog, Chihuahua, Dachshund, German Shepherd, Goldendoodle, Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Shih Tzu, and Yorkshire Terrier are the top ten favorite breeds of dog.
- A Russian dog, Laika, was the first animal in space, traveling around the earth in 1957.
- In Moscow, stray dogs have learned to ride the subway in search of food.
- Dogs get jealous when their humans display affection toward something else.
- In Amazon’s headquarters, there are about 7,000 dogs every day in Seattle.
- Dogs can learn to count and solve simple math problems.
- Lassie was the first animal inducted into the Animal Hall of Fame in 1969.
- In 2020, the Belgian Laekenois is the newest dog breed to be recognized by the AKC.
- Dogs have three eyelids, one of which is to keep their eyes moist and protected.
- According to Psychology Today, a Greyhound could beat a Cheetah in a long-distance race and they can keep a speed of 35mph for up to 7 miles.
Top 10 States With The Highest Percentage of Households With a Cat and a Dog
|Montana: 51.9%||Vermont: 44.6%|
|Arkansas: 51.6%||Maine: 43.6%|
|Mississippi: 51%||West Virginia: 37.7%|
|West Virginia: 49.6%||Indiana: 37.5%|
|Indiana: 49.4%||New Hampshire: 36.4%|
|Oklahoma: 47.7%||Iowa: 35.6%|
|Nebraska: 47.1%||Arkansas: 34.8%|
|Tennessee: 47%||Idaho: 34.4%|
|Alabama: 46.9%||Wisconsin: 32.4%|
|Kentucky: 46.5%||Kansas: 32.4%|
Top 20 Dog Population (2017)
2020 Most Popular Dog Breeds Rankings
|German Shorthaired (Pointers)||9|
|Pembroke Welsh Corgis||11|
|Cavalier King Charles Spaniels||17|