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Things You Didn't Know About Your Dog - Chelsea Dogs

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Things You Didn't Know About Your Dog

Things You Didn't Know About Your Dog - Chelsea Dogs

We've teamed up with Chelsea Dogs to talk about your dog... More specifically, the things you didn't know about your dog.

We know we know, there is no one that knows your dog better than you do, but there is always more to your four-legged friend than the eye can see! Read below for the top 5 interesting facts from Chelsea Dogs.

1) Dogs can see in colour

It has been proven that dogs can see in colour. However, their spectrum of colours is nowhere as complex as human beings. Dogs see in yellow, greys and blues. 

Dogs can see in colour

2) Chocolate is toxic to dogs

As much as we love chocolate, unfortunately it isn't something which should be passed onto your canine companions. Chocolate is toxic, and in some cases can be deadly. It is important to keep these snacks hidden away!

Chocolate is toxic to dogs

3) Dogs can have dreams, and nightmares too

Studies in recent years have proven that dogs can dream, and have nightmares too! It has also been suggested that dogs' dreams can be quote similar to humans, given their long term memory capabilities. 

Dogs can have dreams, and nightmares too

4) Dogs have the same intelligence level as 2-year old toddlers!

Your dog is very intelligent. So much so, this can be measured alongside the level of a 2-year old toddler! This means they are able to pick up on words, meanings and also a range of gestures. 

Dogs have the same intelligence level as 2-year old toddlers!

5) Dogs can bond with humans through eye contact

Dogs and humans are the only two species who can seek and understand visual clues from our eyes! It has been proven that the bond between humans and dogs is similar to a mother-child bond.

Dogs can bond with humans through eye contact

For the full 15 facts from Chelsea Dogs, please click here to continue reading.

We've also listed our top 5 interesting doggy facts - did you know of any of these?! 

6) Dogs have over 7,000 LESS taste buds than humans!

Dogs have around 1,700 taste buds, compared to the 9,000 which we humans have. Some of their taste buds are sensitive to water.

Dogs have over 7,000 LESS taste buds than humans!

7) A dog's whiskers can sense changes in airflow

A dog's whiskers are small, sensitive to touch and can be found above the eyes, on the muzzle and below the jaw. Given their sensitivity, they can detect minute changes to airflow.

A dog's whiskers can sense changes in airflow

8) Greyhounds can run upto a speed of 45mph

It's true, Greyhounds can manage to get to speeds of 45 mph! That's 26 mph faster than the average dog, who's speeds are 19 mph. This stat makes the Greyhound the second fastest animal behind the cheetah.

Greyhounds can run upto a speed of 45mph

9) Dogs can smell week-old human fingerprints

The best breed for this is the German Shepherd, which are typically used in the police force as search dogs!

Dogs can smell week-old human fingerprints

10) Dogs do not like rain because the amplified sound can hurt their ears.

Dogs do not like rain because the amplified sound can hurt their ears.