Tuesday, 29 September 2015

20 Useless Facts About Dogs

20 Useless Facts About Dogs
Today, I thought it would be fun to throw out some fun dog facts. Are they useless dog facts? You be the judge! One thing I can say is researching "useless dog facts" in google proved to be an interesting day! LOL!

20 Useless Dog Facts:

  1. Remember the Taco Bell dog from the commercials? His real name is Gidget!
  2. A dog sweats through the pads on his paws.
  3. George Washington was a hardcore dog lover!
  4. Laika, the soviet space dog was launched into space back in 1957 to become the first animal to completely orbit the earth.
  5. Over one million dogs in the U.S alone, have been named beneficiary in their owners will.
  6. Dogs are mentioned 14 times in the bible
  7. The dog name Fido, is Latin, and means fidelity.
  8. 33% of humans, admit to talking to their dogs over the phone and/or leaving a message for them.
  9. The Basenji dog breed, does not bark!
  10. There are over 700 types of purebred dog breeds
  11. The Newfoundland dogs are amazing swimmers. Most of this is due to their webbed feet!
  12. Dalmatian pups are born white! They get their spots later in life. 
  13. When you see your dog twitching, or "running" in their sleep, they are dreaming.
  14. Dogs have 3 eyelids! - weird right?
  15. One reason dogs have wet noses, is because the wetness acts as sort of a trap, and helps absorb the scent of a room or area.
  16. Contrary to popular belief, dogs are not color blind.
  17. Some dogs kick, or dig at the ground after going to the bathroom. They do this to spread their scent. 
  18. Dogs pick up on routine easily. They know when it's time for dinner, walks, or other routine things which become part of your day. If you miss a time, your dog will let you know.
  19. A one year old pup, is just about as mature as a 15 year old child.
  20. A dog can literally smell your feelings! - Creepy, but cool! 

While some of these facts are definitely silly, they are all true, strangely enough!
Now it's your turn! You be the judge - useless? Or not?


  1. How PAWsome! We learn something new everyday!

  2. Some are useless, but interesting, and some are important if people don't already know like how a dog sweats.

  3. LOL when I was in the hospital, I did talk to Freighter over the phone. (Actually we skyped.)

    1. LOL, I have heard a lot of people skype their dogs!!

  4. Very interesting, I like facts like these to use in conversations at parties.

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    1. Thanks Rachel! I had a blast researching this stuff!

  6. Definitely not useless information. I love trivia, especially dog trivia! ♥

  7. These aren't useless! Haha! So interesting!

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    1. I know right? I had a blast finding these facts!

  9. Those are some interesting things about dogs. Some are true about cats as well. Like we sweat through our paw pads too. And we have 3 eyelids.

  10. Actually, pretty cool! I love trivia and much of it is actually useful. By the way, have experienced several of those with our dogs.

  11. My biped said that Basenjis don't need to bark because Pyrs have that well and truly covered! So rude!

  12. I thought those were very interesting facts! I've heard that before about their pads sweating, but I've never actually seen it!
    Jan, Wag n Woof Pets

    1. I'm not sure if it can actually be seen, although they do get a bit moist, but when that happens (and I know this will sound gross) but their feet smell like Fritos! It actually has a name "Frito feet" it happens when their paw pads sweat. Weird right?!

  13. These are really interesting facts, I don't think they're useless - well most of them aren't useless! Fun reading these!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  14. Great list of useless facts. I enjoyed reading them. Some I knew others I didn't

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