Fancy yourself a canine trivia buff? We’ve sniffed out 11 cool doggy facts to add to your collection. We’re covering everything from poop to pee, and even a president! You might know some of these, but there’s no way you’re aware of them all, wise guy!
1. Dutiful Deliveries
Service dogs know how to pee and poop on command and can tell when they’re working or not.
2. Superb Sound Sensitivity
Dogs can hear things four times better than us humans can.
3. The Perfect Position
If given a choice, dogs prefer to poop while aligning with the North-South magnetic axis. Scientists are still puzzled as to why.
4. Lovable Rascals
Back in the 1860s in San Francisco, two stray dogs named Bummer and Lazarus were given a free pass by the local cops. These two became local celebrities, famed for their rat-catching escapades and light-fingered mischief.
5. Earning Their Stripes
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts can bag badges for looking after dogs and pets.
6. Record Breaker
Max, who held the title of the world’s oldest dog, sadly passed away in 2013. He reached the grand old age of 29 years and 282 days. He was a beagle and terrier mix.
7. Presidential Pals
George Washington had a beloved fox hound named Sweetlips and a Dalmatian coach dog named Madame Moose.
8. Ear Extraordinaire
Dogs have 18 muscles to control their ears, while cats boast 32, and humans only have 6.
9. Pet Hazards
Did you know that the second most common way to get hurt around dogs is by tripping over them? Bites take the top spot.
10. Handle With Care!
Chihuahuas, like human babies, are born with a soft spot in their skull. It’s known as a ‘molera’ in dogs and ‘fontanelle’ in humans.
11. Size Matters
Male dogs lift a leg to pee to make themselves seem bigger to other dogs