Interesting Dog Facts

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Sight/Eyes
Dogs are not colorblind, seeing much more than just black, white, and gray. Their color range is limited, compared to the spectrum we see. Their field of color comprises primarily yellows, blues, and violets.

Hearing/Ears
Dogs’ ears come in many shapes and sizes and move independently of one another. It takes 18 muscles working to tilt, raise and rotate their ears, helping the dog identify and capture sounds from various directions.

Determine your dog’s attention by watching their ears. Erect ears facing forward indicate that your dog’s listening/participating, slightly pulled-back ears indicate your dog’s feeling friendly; ears laid tightly back against the head imply fear or feeling timid.

Dogs hear the high-frequency pulse of the crystal resonator used in digital alarm clocks and bodily vibrations of termites in the walls. They hear higher frequency sounds than humans.

Smell/Nose
The percentage of a dog’s brain devoted to analyzing smells is 40 times greater than that of a human.

A dog’s nose has a pattern of ridges and dimples, along with their nostril openings are as unique as a human’s fingerprints. A Dog’s nose print can be used to prove identity.

Humans look around with their eyes and dogs look around with their nose.

Bark
Barking is how our dog’s talk to us about several different emotions. (Attention, Boredom/Frustration, Fear, Protectiveness, Playfulness, Health Issues.)

Licking
A lick on our face or kiss on the lips from a dog is a sign we are being treated as the dog’s mother.