Dogs aren’t completely colorblind! They can see in color, just not as well as we do. There is much debate as to which colors they can detect, but many experts believe dogs have fewer retinal cones cell -- because of this, they are red-green colorblind (or dichromatic). What does this mean for you? Not much. You may want to purchase more blue and yellow toys, though. It might make your dog happier.
#4 Smelly Fido
Yes. All dogs smell. We don’t mean they’re stinky (though if yours is, we’d suggest it’s high time for a bath!), but they can smell, extremely well. A dog’s sense of smell, in fact, is more than 100,000 times stronger than yours. So don’t fool yourself, he knows where you hid the bone.
#3 Go, Dog, Go
The Greyhound is officially the world’s fastest dog. They can run at over 40 miles per hour. We’d be lucky if to get to three miles per hour. But even if you were faster than the average human, we still wouldn’t recommend challenging the next Greyhound you see to a race.
#2 Presidential Pups
George Washington was a dog lover. But it seems he was very partial to a certain breed of dog: the Foxhound. So partial he had 36 of them! That’s a lot of doggy bags to carry on the daily walks.
Ever wonder where dogs really came from? Wonder no more. Dogs are descended from wolves. Archaeological evidence suggests dogs might have diverged from the wolf family between 15,000 to 40,000 years ago, inheriting their complex social hierarchy and behaviors. Some dogs like the Alaskan Malamute and German Shepherd have even retained their wolf-like appearance.
And there you go, 10 fun facts about dogs.
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