Dogs really are incredible animals and you will probably agree that they make wonderful companions and pets. However there is always more room to learn about these amazing animals. Dogs are truly known for their loyalty and friendship and of course, unconditional love. There is always room to learn more about dogs and how they see the world. Here are ten amazing facts you should know about dogs.
- Dogs typically have a higher body temperature than humans. For dogs, a normal body temperature is somewhere between 101 and 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. So, no need to worry when you take their temperature and it seems high by human standards!
- Contrary to popular belief, dogs actually have great vision in settings with low light. A dog’s eye has a membrane known as a tapetum lucidum, which reflects light to the retina from the back of the eye. In darker or lower lighting, dogs view images brighter.
- Ever noticed how agile your dog’s ears are when there are loud sounds in the room? Well, dogs have over twelve small muscles located in and around their ears that allow them to move their ears toward a sound to hear it better.
- Speaking of senses, your dog has better vision that you might think! It has been believed that dogs only see in black and white, but this is actually not true. Dogs can see in some color, including blue, gray, yellow, and a greenish-yellow tone.
- Do you smell that? Odds are your dog can smell it from a mile away! So much so, that a dog’s sense of smell is thought to be 10,000 to 100,000 times better than the average human being’s sense of smell. This means that dogs understand and explore the world with their noses first as a primary sense.