Dogs are much more than man’s best friend. They’re actually a unique part of living beings from the domesticated to the wild. Here are 8 weird facts about dogs.
Dogs Have Wet Noses for Scent Absorption
Have you ever pet a dog and went by the nose and wonder ‘Why does this feel wet?” Well, there’s a reason for it. Apparently, their noses secrete a special mucus that allows them to find out scents better. No wonder they’re used for tracking and hunting.
You Should Pet Your Dog More
Seriously. Did you know just petting your dog is a great stress reliever? In fact, just petting your dog for 15 minutes can help you reduce your blood pressure by 10%.
Dogs Can Save Your Life
They’re able to detect cancerous cells in humans. If a dog is barking wildly when it’s your own or a family dog that’s familiar with you, you may want to go get checked out. You could have cancer or another disease.
Dogs Are Born Deaf
As they get older, their hearing becomes 4x as in-tune as humans. Talk about acute hearing.
Hound’s Sense of Smell Can Be Used in a Court of Law
Epic, right? Yes, a bloodhound smell is very on-point to where they can follow tracks for over 300 hours old and the trail can be up to 130 miles. What a way to get criminals!
Basenji Dogs Don’t Bark
A dog that’s doesn’t bark? Is that even possible? Actually, yes. Instead of barking, these dogs yodel, scream and whine.
A Greyhound Would Out Run a Cheetah in a Long Distance Race
Of course, a cheetah is much faster than a greyhound, but it’s only in short bursts. If a greyhound was in a race, they’re 35 miles mph running would last up to 7 miles compared to the cheetah’s 70mph for just 200-300 yards.
Dogs Have Three Eyelids
Why the third one, you ask? The third lid is the nictitating membrane, which protects the eye and lubricates it.