Last year, we put out a fun blog about five dog facts you may have not known. We couldn’t put all the amazing and cool facts into one article, so we made another! We love our dogs, but how much do we really know about our four-legged friends? Here are some fun facts you may not know about.
Dogs noses are wet to help absorb scent chemicals
Sometimes it’s cute and sometimes it’s gross, either way, at some point we have all asked ourselves, “why are dog’s noses wet?” The answer is that dog’s noses are wet to help them absorb scent chemicals! Their nose secretes a special mucus that helps to absorb chemicals, they then lick their noses to sample them, helping them understand what the smell is. So the next time you feel your pups wet nose, you’ll know why!
Basenji dogs yodel instead of bark
Think all dogs bark? Think again! The Basenji dog doesn’t tend to bark, instead you’ll likely hear them yodeling. The unusual yodel-like sound is due to its unusually shaped larynx. So if you like a dog that’ll yodel with you all hours of the night, a Basenji dog might be up your alley.
Your dog can smell your feelings
Our relationship with our dogs is a special one. Our pups seem to know how we’re feeling when we’re down or when we need a hug and that’s not on accident. We all know that dogs have an amazing sense of smell, approximately 100,000 times better than our own. They can smell so well, that they can pick up on certain emotions, such as fear. When someone is fearful, they perspire, and a dog is easily able to pick up on this change.
A dog’s nose is unique like a fingerprint
No two dog noses are the same. Each dog’s nose has a unique pattern of ridges and creases, like a human fingerprint. The patterns can even be used to identify individual animals. So next time you look at your pup’s nose, take a little closer look at it’s ridges and lines.
A dog curls up in a ball for a reason
Ever wonder why your dog curls up in a ball while they sleep? It’s actually an old instinct from the beginning of time. Your dog curls up in a ball to keep themselves warm and to protect their vital organs while they sleep. It’s not just a cute quirk, it’s for protection!
BONUS Fun Fact!
Getting your dog regularly groomed ventilates their coat, helping it grow healthy and strong. Grooming also ensures that your dog’s skin can breathe while limiting the level of grease in their coat. Too much grease can block pores that can cause irritation and all sorts of skin problems. You can schedule your dog’s next grooming appointment at our Spawderosa!