Facts

*It is a myth that dogs are colour blind.  They can see colour, but not as well as we can.

*Dogs can see better in low light than we can because they have a special light reflecting layer behind their retinas.

*Dogs sweat through their feet.

*The United States has the highest dog population in the world.

*Dogs can be trained to detect epileptic seizures.

*Portuguese Water Dogs and Newfoundlands are great swimmers because they have webbed feet.

*The fastest dogs on earth are Greyhounds.  They can run up to 45 miles per hour.

*A dog’s nose print is as unique as a human’s finger print.

*We have had dogs as pets for over 12,000 years.

*There are over 703 different breeds of dogs.

*Dogs have twice as many muscles in there ears than we do.

*Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.

*A dog’s hearing is ten times better than ours.

*The earliest dog fossil dates back to nearly 10,000BC.

*Dalmatian puppies are born completely white.

*The heaviest dog on record weighed 319 lbs.

*The tallest dog stood 41 inches high.

*1 in 3 families have a dog.

*Puppies don’t open their eyes until they are about 12 days old.