10 fun facts about dogs!

Dogs are pretty special. They might be even more special than you ever realized!

That’s right, that cute doggo you’ve come to love so much is more than meets the eye!

Did you know that your furbaby is actually hiding a few extra superpowers? We aren’t just talking about the power they have to melt our hearts!

Here are 10 fun facts about dogs!

1. Dreams!
Dogs experience similar sleep patterns as humans! They enter REM (rapid eye movement - the stage you dream in) just like we do. Often a dog will twitch when he or she is dreaming. That’s pretty exciting! Studies show that your furbaby is probably dreaming of you!

2. Super smarts!
That cute doggo has got an entire world inside of him or her! Some dogs are as smart as 2-year-old children. Border Collies are the most intelligent dogs. Some of those clever pups can understand up to 200 words.


3. Stinky paws
Dogs don’t sweat; that’s why they pant when they get hot. They do have sweat glands on their paws. That’s why their paws can be smelly.

4. Tails!
Dogs have a powerful means of communication - their tails! One well-known message when they wag their tail - they are happy! A raised tail could indicate an anxious puppy. And a tail between the legs could mean fear.

5. The almighty nose
One of the most well-known facts about dogs is their keen sense of smell. Dogs can detect some diseases in humans, check for bombs, and - most importantly - know exactly what you are having for dinner. Imagine what you would learn if your sense of smell was as good as a dog's!

6. One-of-a-kind!
A dog’s nose is as unique to him or her as a human’s fingerprint. There is no other dog on earth exactly like your fur baby!

7. Sense of the Earth’s magnetic field
Science has proven that a dog will align itself with the magnetic field of the Earth before pooping so that it is facing north or south. It’s still not known as to why they prefer these directions over East and West.

8. They share your emotions
Dogs can feel all kinds of emotions, including happiness, depression, jealousy, anger, optimism, pessimism, love, affection and much more. If you’re stressed, your doggo might feel stressed too. You’re more connected than you even thought!

9. Descended from wolves
Hundreds of years ago, our ancestors began domesticating wolves. After so much time spending time with us, they’ve evolved into dogs! Now that’s an origin story!

10. They CAN see color
Contrary to popular belief, dogs are only red-green color blind. They can see shades of blue and yellow.

It’s pretty amazing that dogs can do all of that! There’s a reason why we picked them to be our best friends, after all.

Next time you say hi to your dog, remember that he or she is much more than meets the eye. Just like you, dogs have all kinds of hidden talents and abilities.

Your dog might even have a few extra hidden up his or her sleeve!