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You and your dog are in a perfect relationship. Your dog is your best friend but perhaps, there’s a lot you do not know about him!  Let’s see these 11 awesome facts about your dog. Some of them may be familiar to you or you may be more of a “wait, really?” situation. Let’s see.

Also, after reading these facts about your dog, you will have 11 new reasons to love your furry friend.

# Dog Intelligence

When it comes to their intelligence – they have the same intelligence level as a three-year-old child. Furthermore, some of the dogs who are very ”childish” look like a two-year-old kid.

# Dogs Are Heart Healthy

Human blood pressure goes down when petting a dog. And so does the dog’ s. So, having a dog will lower your heart rate and blood pressure.

# They’re Touchy-Feely

The sense of touch is the first sense that dogs develop. In fact, their entire bodies are covered with nerve endings that are very touch-sensitive.

# Dogs do dream!

Yes.  Like humans, dogs enter a deep sleep stage. Their breathing becomes more irregular and they have rapid eye movements. Structularicaly, the brains of dogs are similar to those of humans. Also, during sleep, the brain wave patterns of dogs are similar that of people and go through the same stages of electrical activity observed in humans, all of which is consistent with the idea that dogs are dreaming. We have all see our sleeping dog suddenly lets out a woof as his legs begin to twitch. Or they move their legs as if they are running from something.

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Also, you can read more about the benefits of sleeping with your dog together.

# Longevity

Their face shape determines their life span. Due to that, a long face means a longer life.

# Smell trouble

Yes. This is so true. Some dogs can detect termites and gas leaks buried 40 feet deep. They can even detect cancer by smelling a patient’s breath.

# They Are Super Smellers

A dog’s sense of smell is legendary. Above all, a dog’s nose has as many as 300 million receptors? In comparison, a human nose has about 5 million.

# Dogs Sweat Out of Their Paws

Maybe you have noticed that your dog sticks out his tongues when he is hot but he also sweats out of his paws. Dog’s paws have sweat glands that allow them to cool off. They also have sweat glands on their noses

# Puppies Are Helpless at Birth

Puppies need a whole lot of care but they’re the most helpless when they’re born. Dogs start to develop their hearing, sight, and puppy teeth at around two weeks old. So, all puppies are born deaf.

# They Have Superior Hearing

Dogs can hear about four times better than their human companions. They can locate a sound within 1/600 of a second too!

# Doggy Prints Are Unique

Did you know? Just as each human has a unique fingerprint, each dog has a unique nose print.

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