August 18, 2015 | Posted in Andy The Everydog

Andy-Everydog-Part-10Here are some interesting facts that all dogs share. Every one of us. Every dog — that’s you and me!

  • There are 300 million scent glands in our noses! We smell everything we need to know before we actually see or find it.
  • Our scent glands help us look for humans who are lost or missing. In one of many stories, a rescue dog found a fragile, 79-year-old woman (named Margaret) in the woods in England when no one else could and sent up barks that humans interpreted.
  • There are at least 6 different emotions conveyed in our barks.
  • There are special taste buds in the tip of our tongue, just for tasting water.
  • Puppies dream to process the events of a particular day.
  • We “pant” to cool down and only really “sweat” through our paws.
  • Some breeds are best at certain things:

Rotweilers make great guard dogs; Afghans have speed and make great chasers; Huskies are possessed with endurance and strength, especially in extreme weather; Basset Hounds are known for their sense of smell and make good hunting dogs.

More interesting facts next time!

~ Andy