22 Haunting Facts About Dogs That Will Make You Want To Hug A Puppy

17 Jun 2014 Animals
22 Haunting Facts About Dogs That Will Make You Want To Hug A Puppy

Here are my 22 favorite things about dogs. From super eating abilities to the guiltiest faces you’ll ever see, I promise you’ll love them. And love your furry little child a little more in the process.

Labrador retrievers are the most popular dogs on the planet. And the most guilty.
Labrador retrievers are the most popular dogs on the planet. And the most guilty.
Dog urine can corrode metals. In fact, several lampposts in Croatia actually collapsed because so many dogs were peeing on them.
Dog urine can corrode metals. In fact, several lampposts in Croatia actually collapsed because so many dogs were peeing on them.
Dogs have 18 separate muscles to independently control each ear.
Dogs have 18 separate muscles to independently control each ear.
Why a wet nose? Dogs detect scent by absorbing the water droplets that carry smells.
Why a wet nose? Dogs detect scent by absorbing the water droplets that carry smells.

Your dog’s earliest ancestor is the Miacis, a small weasel-like creature which lived 40 million years ago. Dogs share this ancestor with wolves, raccoons and bears.
Your dog’s earliest ancestor is the Miacis, a small weasel-like creature which lived 40 million years ago. Dogs share this ancestor with wolves, raccoons and bears.
Like small dogs? Some Pekingese dogs were bred soley to fit in women’s sleeves.
Like small dogs? Some Pekingese dogs were bred soley to fit in women's sleeves.
Square-headed dogs (like St. Bernards) can hear subsonic sounds better than dogs with narrow heads (like Spaniels).
Square-headed dogs (like St. Bernards) can hear subsonic sounds better than dogs with narrow heads (like Spaniels).
But tiny dogs, like Chihuahuas, can hear sounds in higher ranges than big dogs.
But tiny dogs, like Chihuahuas, can hear sounds in higher ranges than big dogs.
Dogs can hear, smell, and even taste a storm long before a weatherman. So don’t worry about watching The Weather Channel next hurricane season.
Dogs can hear, smell, and even taste a storm long before a weatherman.  So don't worry about watching The Weather Channel next hurricane season.

Male dogs lift their legs when they pee as a sign of dominance.
Male dogs lift their legs when they pee as a sign of dominance.
Puppies are born blind, deaf, and toothless.
Puppies are born blind, deaf, and toothless.
When dogs dig after pooing, they’re not burying anything – they’re marking their territory using scent glands in their paws.
When dogs dig after pooing, they’re not burying anything – they’re marking their territory using scent glands in their paws.
A dog’s nose is exactly like a human fingerprint. Seriously, it can be used to prove identity. Good luck sticking a dog’s face in some ink without making the mother of all messes, though.
A dog's nose is exactly like a human fingerprint. Seriously, it can be used to prove identity. Good luck sticking a dog’s face in some ink without making the mother of all messes, though.
The first sense puppies learn is touch.
The first sense puppies learn is touch.
But! They don’t really enjoy hugging. In the canine world, putting your limb over another animals signifies dominance.
But! They don’t really enjoy hugging. In the canine world, putting your limb over another animals signifies dominance.
Dogs form their tongues into a mini cup to drink. They don’t lick the water!
Dogs form their tongues into a mini cup to drink. They don't lick the water!
Beagles are the noisiest dogs.
Beagles are the noisiest dogs.
Akita Inus are the most badly behaved dogs around – owning one could even negatively affect your home insurance.
Akita Inus are the most badly behaved dogs around - owning one could even negatively affect your home insurance.
Wish your little guy went to the bathroom faster? Check this out. Guide dogs poo on command!
Wish your little guy went to the bathroom faster? Check this out. Guide dogs poo on command!
Border Collies and Poodles are thought to be the most intelligent dogs.
Border Collies and Poodles are thought to be the most intelligent dogs.
Afghan Hounds and Basenjis are thought to be the least intelligent.
Afghan Hounds and Basenjis are thought to be the least intelligent.
And… Huskies tell the worst jokes ;)
And... Huskies tell the worst jokes ;)
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OMG don’t you feel like buying a puppy now?! I already have two so I think I’ve hit my quota… well, maybe not!
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