10 Dog Facts You Probably Don’t Know Yet

posted on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Lifestyle Geek

Revered as man’s best friend, dogs have been living alongside humans for thousands of years. Even though they are considered to be the world’s most well-loved animal, there are still some thing we don’t know about our beloved dogs.

1. The ancient Egyptians loved dogs very much that they shave their eyebrows, put mud on their hair and mourn every time their pets dies.

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2. The expression “raining cats and dogs” actually started in 17th century England when a heavy rainstorm cause many animals to drown and float in the streets, making it look like it really rained actual cats and dogs.

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3. Puppies are blind, deaf and toothless upon birth.

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4. Their nose prints, like human finger prints, are unique.

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5. The urine of a male dog can make a lamppost fall due to its chemicals.

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6. In China, the Pekingese breed were being worshipped for many centuries.

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7. Mother dogs sometimes reject their puppies if they were born through Caesarean section or was being cleaned before given back to the her.

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8. They are not allowed to initiate sexual practices in Ventura County (California) if they do not have a permit.

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9. The Mbaya Indians of Gran Chaco (South America) believed that the human race used to live underground, until dogs were able to dug them up.

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10. The ancient Romans and Greeks coined “dog days of summer” because the hottest days of their summer coincided with the rising of Sirius, the Dog Star.

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