33 Interesting Facts About Puppies Story


Interesting Facts About Puppies

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Puppies have stolen the hearts of many for as long as they have existed. It has even been proven that our stone age ancestors loved their puppies and took good care of them.

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But most people don’t know things about these furry little beings.  Let’s go ahead and find out some facts about puppies most people don’t know.

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The Word “Puppy” Has French Origins

It derives from the French word “poupeé”, which means toy or doll. The word came into use around the 1500s.


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All Puppies Are Born With Blue Eyes

When puppies are born, they don’t have much melanin in their eyes. Melanin is what creates the color in the eyes, and a lack of melanin usually results in blue eyes while a lot results in brown eyes.


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The Largest Litter Recorded Was 24 Puppies

The Guinness World Record for the largest litter was awarded to a Neapolitan Mastiff named Tia on 29 November 2004 in Cambridgeshire, UK.

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There is an Estimated 1.2 Million Puppies Born Worldwide Every Day

There are approximately 1.2 million puppies born every day compared to 360,000 babies. That’s three times more than human babies! 

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Some Breeds Have Bigger Litters

Typically, larger breeds will have larger litters, with a bigger womb and more space. On average, larger breeds will have around seven puppies, while smaller breeds will have around three.

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