"Dogs are man's best friend." This is a famous saying and is held true by numerous stories put forth by their dog owners and lovers. Whether it is as a reliable worker, a family friend or a loyal companion, a dog has proven itself as a wonderful domestic animal. It offers numerous qualities which are put to good use by us. Scroll down through the present web page to know about some of the interesting facts about dogs.
It is said that there are around 400 million dogs in the world.
Though veterinary experts often disagree, it is believed that the domestication of dogs could have occurred more than 15,000 years ago.
Labrador is the most popular breed of dog in the world by registered ownership. With their soft (aggressive at times) nature, intelligence, obedience, and almost limitless energy, Labradors make for excellent family pets and reliable workers. You often get to see them assisting police. They are a common choice among guide dogs.
It is scientifically proven that dogs have superior hearing than humans. They are capable of hearing sounds at even four times the distance than us.
Dogs also have a remarkable sense of smell. They are capable of differentiating odors in concentrations nearly 100 million times lower than humans can.
The average life span for dogs is around 10 to 14 years.
Males dogs are referred to as 'dogs', females as 'bitches', dogs younger than a year old as 'puppies' and a group of offspring as 'litter.'
Domestic dogs are omnivores; they feed on a variety of foods including grains, vegetables, meats and even grass.
There are hundreds of different breeds of dogs.
Examples of commonly bred breeds include: Chihuahua, Bulldog, Labrador, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Collie, Greyhound, St Bernard, , Bloodhound, Great Dane, Boxer, Rottweiler, and Cocker Spaniel.