Here are some interesting facts about dogs that you may or may not know.
Even small quantities of grapes and raisins can cause renal failure in dogs. Chocolate, macadamia nuts, cooked onions, or anything with caffeine can also be very harmful.
Ancient Egyptians revered their dogs. When their pet dog died, the owner would shave off their eyebrows, smeared mud in their hair, and mourn aloud for days.
Puppies are sometimes rejected by their mother if they are born by cesarean and cleaned up before being given back to her.
Ever wonder how “werewolves” came about? After the fall of Rome, survival became upmost on everyone’s mind. Legends of werewolves emerged during this period because abandoned dogs travelled in packs, roamed the streets and would often attach humans and other animals.
There are some really weird laws out there pertaining to dogs. Fore instance, in Palding, Ohio the police are permitted to bite a dog to quiet it down. In Ventura County, California, cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.
The shape of a dog’s face suggests how long it will live. Dogs with long pointed faces that resemble wolves typically live longer. Dogs with very flat faces, like bulldogs, often have shorter lives.
Man did not domesticate dogs. The first dogs were self-domesticated wolves which, at least 12,000 years ago, became attracted to the first sites of permanent human habitation. Dogs have always been expert at mooching a free meal.
Laika, a Russian stray, was the first living mammal to orbit the Earth in the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik in 1957. Unfortunately, she died in space, but her daughter Pushnika had four puppies with President John F. Kennedy’s terrier, Charlie.
A dog most likely interprets a smiling person as baring their teeth, which is an act of aggression.
President Franklin Roosevelt created a minor international incident when he claimed he sent a destroyer to the Aleutian Islands just to pick up his Scottish Terrier, Fala, who had been left behind.