Interesting Facts About Dogs

Dog owners and lovers alike might think they know everything there is to know about dogs, but don’t be surprised if this list challenges your general knowledge.

Get ready to have your mind blown by some of these astounding canine-related facts.

Dogs Can “Catch” Yawns Too

A yawn is typically contagious between humans, but did you know your dog can be triggered to yawn if they hear you doing it first? It’s especially likely if it’s a person they know and love, up to four times more likely in fact. 


Humans Can Taste More Than Dogs

While dogs may be king of scents, they only have about 1,700 taste buds compared to humans, who have about 9,000 on average. This is why we find some things disgusting to our palate, while dogs are much less fussy.



A Dog’s Nose is as Unique as Our Fingerprint

Every canine nose has a completely individual pattern of creases and ridges even within the same breed, much like human fingerprints.


Dogs Can Understand Our Language

An intelligent dog can learn and comprehend more than 1,000 words on average.


They Can Also Predict Seizures

When you see a service dog at someone’s side, it might be that they’re an epileptic sufferer. Dogs can pick up seizures through smell as far in advance as 45 minutes before they actually occur.

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