Dog noses are wet because they secrete mucus to absorb scent chemicals, allowing them to lick and sample the smells to understand them.
Newfoundlands are ideal lifeguards due to their water-resistant coats and webbed feet. Originally bred as fisherman's helpers, they excel in rescuing people from drowning.
Three dogs survived the Titanic sinking. In first class, a Pomeranian puppy was mistaken for a baby, while another Pomeranian and a Pekingese were also rescued. Move over Rose and Jack!
Bloodhounds' sense of smell is admissible in court, and they can track scents over 300 hours old for over 130 miles. Mind blown!
The tallest dog in the world ever was a Great Dane named Zeus! Measured at 44 inches tall on October 4th 2011, he’s the current Guinness World Record
If you thought all dogs barked, then prepare yourself for this dog fact. The Basenji dog doesn’t tend to bark, instead they are known to yodel, whine or scream.
Greyhounds are exceptional long-distance runners, surpassing cheetahs. They can maintain speeds of 35 mph for up to 7 miles, as per Psychology Today.
If you’re a Star Wars fan you’ll love this amazing dog fact. The Los Angeles Times claims that George Lucas modelled the Ewoks after his family dog!
According to UFAW, approximately 30% of Dalmatians are unilaterally deaf, and 5% are bilaterally deaf, attributed to the extreme piebald gene causing their white coat and sometimes blue eyes. Dalmatians with larger dark patches have lower deafness rates.
The Guinness World Record for the oldest dog breed is held by the Saluki. The breed dates back to 329BC and were kept as royal pets in Ancient Egypt