Fun Dog Facts!

Panting: Dogs pant rapidly (300-400 times a minute) to help cool themselves down. 30-40 breaths a minute is typical for a comfortable dog.All Curled Up: Due to natural instinct, dogs will curl up not only to keep themselves warm, but to protect their vital organs from possible predators.Kicking?: A dog may scrape after going potty to also further mark their spot, due to the fact of the scent glands located on the underside of the paw.All Ears: While humans hear best around 2,000 Hertz, our pooches hear best at 8,000 Hertz!Intelligent Sniffers: If you think a humans sense of smell is pretty good, then take a look at dogs. They are 10,000-100,000 times better at smelling than we are!Wet Noses: The wetness is a mucous secreted to help absorb scent, which the dog will then lick their noses to sample the scent through their mouth. Impressive!

Heart to Heart: A small breed dogs heart beat is around 100-140 beats per minutes, whereas a larger breed dogs heart beat is only 60-100 beats per minute.

Good Eyes!: Dogs really can see in the darkness, thanks to a special membrane called the tapetum lucidum.

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