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40 Fun Facts about dogs, cats, and pigs.

Dogs are as smart as a 2-3 year old child. Average dogs can learn about 150 words and some dogs can learn up to 250 words, signals and gestures!
Cats are as smart as a 1-2 year old child.

Dog’s and cat’s nose prints can be used to accurately identify them. They are as unique as a human’s fingerprints.

Dogs and cats are either right or left handed. Female cats tend to be right-pawed, while male cats are more often left-pawed. Interestingly, while 90% of humans are right-handed, the remaining 10% of lefties also tend to be male.

It's a myth. Dogs and cats are not colorblind. They can see shades of Blue, Yellow and Gray but do not see Red and Green. They may not see some colors but they see far better at night than humans do.

A dog’s sense of smell is estimated to be 1 thousand to 1 million times better than human’s.
Bloodhounds have a very keen sense of smell and is considered to have the best sense of smell among dog breeds.

Dogs and cats have an amazing sense of hearing. There are not much difference in hearing a low‐pitched sound but they hear much better a high-pitched sound.

The Beatles song, “A day in the Life” has an extra high-pitched whistle which is only audible to dogs. It was recorded by Paul McCartney, for his Shetland Sheepdog.

Like human babies, Chihuahuas are born with a soft spot in their skull which closes with age.

Pregnancy in dogs and cats lasts about two months. How many babies can dogs and cats have at one time? The average is 4 to 6, but it can range from 1 to 8.

Puppies are born blind, without teeth and the ability to hear. Their eyes only open at around 2 weeks old, and their hearing will start after this. Their teeth start coming through at 6 weeks.

Dogs dream, too! Dogs and humans have the same type of slow wave sleep (SWS) and rapid eye movement (REM) and during this REM stage dogs can dream. The twitching and paw movements that occur during their sleep are signs that your dog is dreaming. Dogs sleep between 12-16 hours daily, that is almost half of their life.

Smaller dogs mature faster than larger dogs and smaller dog breeds tend to live longer than bigger dog breeds.

Scientists believe that pigs are one of the most intelligent animals, ranking close behind apes and dolphins.

Pigs are actually very clean animals. They can be house trained. Forget the saying “sweating like a pig” pigs can't even sweat! Since they don't sweat they don't get greasy, either.

Dogs and cats only have sweat glands on their feet, so they sweat through their paws.

“Snoopy” from the Peanuts cartoon is Beagle. As for the look, snoopy doesn't look like Beagle but believe it or not white Beagles are possible.

Toto from The Wizard of Oz is a Cairn Terrier breed.

The Chow Chow has a blue-black tongue, but they’re actually born with pink tongues. They turn blue-black at 8-10 weeks old. Shar Pei shares this trait, too.

Dalmatian puppies are always born pure white and their black spots develop as they grow older.

Cats aren't interested in sweet stuff because of a defect in sweet taste receptor. Dogs have 1,700 taste buds. Cats have 473 taste buds. Humans have 9,000 taste buds. Pigs have 15,000 taste buds!

It’s common knowledge that cats are fans of milk, but many of them are lactose intolerant. This means that they are actually allergic to milk. They can't decompose lactose in the stomach and cause diarrhea.

Some foods are dangerous for dogs and cats. chocolate, coffee, caffeine, garlic, onions, grapes, raisins, gum, candy, mints, toothpaste, mouthwash, macadamia nuts and alcohol but may cause deadly harm.

Hypoallergenic breeds are Poodle, Bichon Frise, Maltese, Schanuzer, Chinese Crested Dog, Italian Greyhounds, and Sphynx(cat). Pigs can make great pets for people with allergies because they don't shed like most dogs and cats.

Pigs can't fly but they can swim! Visitors to the Bahamas are embracing the unique experience of swimming with the pigs on the uninhabited island of Big Major Cay, which is home to these special creatures and affectionately called “Pig Beach”.

The old formula to figure of the age of your dog, one dog year equaling about seven human years is not accurate. A dog is full grown at 12 months, which would be age eighteen in human terms. From this point on, every dog year is the equivalent of five human years.

Heterochromia iridis is a genetic condition of different colored eyes and is seen often in dogs, cats and horses and less often in humans. In all cases, the vision is not effected.

Knocked out by the Pug! Many consider the origin of the word "pug" comes from the Latin word "pugnus" which means human fist.

Papillon in French means butterfly, as this breed has distinctive large butterfly shaped ears.

Cats are notorious for hating water. Luckily, bathing a cat is rarely needed. Cats spend a large amount of time grooming themselves by licking their coats to keep them clean.

A cat can jump as high as seven times its height.

Different smells in a dog's urine can tell other dogs whether the dog leaving the message is female or male, old or young, sick or healthy, happy or angry.

A Basenji is the only dog breed that doesn't truly bark, but instead makes a yodel-like sound.

Greyhound are the fastest runner among dog breeds. They can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour for short amounts of time.

Dogs control their body temperature by panting. Panting removes body heat by evaporation from the surface of their tongue.

Dogs drink water by forming the back of their tongue into a mini cup.

Not all Scottish Fold cats have their signature look folded ears. They all born with normal, pointy ears and around 3-4 weeks of age some kittens will start to develop the fold in their ear.

Scottish Folds are known for sitting in a variety of human-like positions. They'll sit on their haunches in a "Buddha" position; they'll stand on their hind legs; and they'll flop, stretch, and twist themselves into other unusual poses.

There are two types of Chinese Crested dogs: Hairless and Powderpuff. Most people picture hairless, while Powderpuff pups have a full coat of lovely white hair all over.

The first Hollywood dog star was "Rin Tin Tin". He signed each of his 22 movie contracts with a paw print!

Laika, a Russian stray, was the first living mammal to orbit the Earth, in the Soviet Sputnik spacecraft in 1957. Her daughter Pushnika had four puppies with President John F. Kennedy’s terrier, Charlie.

Dog owners in northern Italy city will be fined if they don't walk their dogs at least three times a day, under a new law from the city's council.

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Did you know? 40 Fun Facts
about dogs, cats, and pigs.

Did you know?

40 fun facts about dogs, cats, and pigs.

Dogs are as smart as a 2-3 year old child. Average dogs can learn about 150 words and some dogs can learn up to 250 words, signals and gestures!
Cats are as smart as a 1-2 year old child.

Dog’s and cat’s nose prints can be used to accurately identify them. They are as unique as a human’s fingerprints.

Dogs and cats are either right or left handed. Female cats tend to be right-pawed, while male cats are more often left-pawed. Interestingly, while 90% of humans are right-handed, the remaining 10% of lefties also tend to be male.

It's a myth. Dogs and cats are not colorblind. They can see shades of blue, yellow and gray but do not see red and green. They may not see some colors but they see far better at night than humans do.

A dog’s sense of smell is estimated to be 1 million times better than human’s.
Bloodhounds have a very keen sense of smell and is considered to have the best sense of smell among dog breeds. They are able to trace scents that are over 300 hours old.

Dogs and cats have an amazing sense of hearing.
There are not much difference in hearing a low‐pitched sound but they hear much better a high-pitched sound.
The Beatles song, “A day in the Life” has an extra high-pitched whistle which is only audible to dogs. It was recorded by Paul McCartney, for his Shetland Sheepdog.

Like human babies, Chihuahuas are born with a soft spot in their skull which closes with age.

Pregnancy in dogs and cats lasts about two months. How many babies can dogs and cats have at one time? The average is 4 to 6, but it can range from 1 to 8.

Puppies are born blind, without teeth and the ability to hear. Their eyes only open at around 2 weeks old, and their hearing will start after this. Their teeth start coming through at 6 weeks.

Dogs dream, too! Dogs and humans have the same type of slow wave sleep (SWS) and rapid eye movement (REM) and during this REM stage dogs can dream. The twitching and paw movements that occur during their sleep are signs that your dog is dreaming. Dogs sleep between 12-16 hours daily, that is almost half of their life.

Smaller dogs mature faster than larger dogs and smaller dog breeds tend to live longer than bigger dog breeds.

Scientists believe that pigs are one of the most intelligent animals, ranking close behind apes and dolphins.

Pigs are actually very clean animals. They can be house trained. Forget the saying “sweating like a pig” pigs can't even sweat! Since they don't sweat they don't get greasy, either.

Dogs and cats only have sweat glands on their feet, so they sweat through their paws.

“Snoopy” from the Peanuts cartoon is Beagle. As for the look, snoopy doesn't look like Beagle but believe it or not white Beagles are possible.

Toto from The Wizard of Oz is a Cairn Terrier breed.

The Chow Chow has a blue-black tongue, but they’re actually born with pink tongues. They turn blue-black at 8-10 weeks old. Shar Pei shares this trait, too.

Dalmatian puppies are always born pure white and their black spots develop as they grow older.

Cats aren't interested in sweet stuff because of a defect in sweet taste receptor. Taste buds dogs have are 1,700, cats 473, human 9,000 and pigs 15,000.

It’s common knowledge that cats are fans of milk, but many of them are lactose intolerant. This means that they are actually allergic to milk. They can't decompose lactose in the stomach and cause diarrhea.

Some foods are dangerous for dogs and cats. Chocolate, coffee, caffeine, garlic, onions, grapes, raisins, gum, candy, mints, toothpaste, mouthwash, macadamia nuts and alcohol but may cause deadly harm.

Hypoallergenic breeds are Poodle, Bichon Frise, Maltese, Schanuzer, Chinese Crested Dog, Italian Greyhounds, and Sphynx(cat). Pigs can make great pets for people with allergies because they don't shed like most dogs and cats.

Pigs can't fly but they can swim! Visitors to the Bahamas are embracing the unique experience of swimming with the pigs on the uninhabited island of Big Major Cay, which is home to these special creatures and affectionately called “Pig Beach”.

The old formula to figure of the age of your dog, one dog year equaling about seven human years is not accurate. A dog is full grown at 12 months, which would be age eighteen in human terms. From this point on, every dog year is the equivalent of five human years.

Heterochromia iridis is a genetic condition of different colored eyes and is seen often in dogs, cats and horses and less often in humans. In all cases, the vision is not effected.

Knocked out by the Pug! Many consider the origin of the word "pug" comes from the Latin word "pugnus" which means human fist.

Papillon in French means butterfly, as this breed has distinctive large butterfly shaped ears.

Cats are notorious for hating water. Luckily, bathing a cat is rarely needed. Cats spend a large amount of time grooming themselves by licking their coats to keep them clean.

A cat can jump as high as seven times its height.

Different smells in a dog's urine can tell other dogs whether the dog leaving the message is female or male, old or young, sick or healthy, happy or angry.

A Basenji is the only dog breed that doesn't truly bark, but instead makes a yodel-like sound.

Greyhound are the fastest runner among dog breeds. They can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour for short amounts of time.

Dogs control their body temperature by panting. Panting removes body heat by evaporation from the surface of their tongue.

Dogs drink water by forming the back of their tongue into a mini cup.

Not all Scottish Fold cats have their signature look folded ears. They all born with normal, pointy ears and around 3-4 weeks of age some kittens will start to develop the fold in their ear.

Scottish Folds are known for sitting in a variety of human-like positions. They'll sit on their haunches in a "Buddha" position; they'll stand on their hind legs; and they'll flop, stretch, and twist themselves into other unusual poses.

There are two types of Chinese Crested dogs: Hairless and Powderpuff. Most people picture hairless, while Powderpuff pups have a full coat of lovely white hair all over.

The first Hollywood dog star was "Rin Tin Tin". He signed each of his 22 movie contracts with a paw print!

Laika, a Russian stray, was the first living mammal to orbit the Earth, in the Soviet Sputnik spacecraft in 1957. Her daughter Pushnika had four puppies with President John F. Kennedy’s terrier, Charlie.

Dog owners in northern Italy city will be fined if they don't walk their dogs at least three times a day, under a new law from the city's council.

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