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Interesting facts about dogs

Dogs never cease to amaze us with their undeniable loyalty, their great courage, but above all with their great ability to love us.

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For thousands of years, humans and dogs have shared a strong and unbreakable emotional bond. How much do we know about them? Here are some interesting facts about dogs that you probably didn't know.

- Dogs are born deaf and blind.

- Dogs can have up to 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses. Dogs have between 1,700 and 2,000 taste buds, compared to nearly 10,000 taste buds in humans.

- Canine intelligence is similar to that of a 2-year-old child.

- Dogs can understand up to 250 words.

- Dogs can perceive time intervals of up to 4 hours.

- The oldest dog breed is the Saluki, whose remains have been found in Egyptian tombs.

- There are about 600 million dogs in the world, of which about 400 million are homeless.

- Dogs can become jealous when their owners are around other animals or people.

- Dogs do not see black and white; they see shades of gray, blue, and yellow in addition to these colors.

- Dogs' eyes glow in the dark. The Tapetum lucidum membrane allows dogs to see at night.

- The dog's nose is moist - so it can better absorb aromatic chemicals from the environment.

- Dogs can catch their owners' yawns.

- Dogs sleep on their backs to regulate temperature and protect themselves from attack.

Undoubtedly, dogs are amazing animals and these are just some interesting facts about them.

Earlier, the news portal Inc-News gave tips on raising a puppy to future owners.