Dogs are beautiful and fun creatures but theirs more to their furry coats and cute faces. Here are 15 facts about canine anatomy that will blow your mind!
- Supertasters – Dogs have about 1700 taste buds that are clustered around the tip of their tongue. This specific cluster allows them to taste sweet, bitter, sour and salt. (Humans have 10,000 taste buds on their entire tongue)
- Color Blind – Dogs eyes are red/green color blind but not completely color blind
- Sweaty Paws – Dogs only have sweat glands on their paw pads and noses
- Internal Warmth – The average body temperature of a dog is 38C to 39.2C
- Boney – Dogs have 320 bones in their bodies (depending on the tail and dew claws)
- Genetically Complex – Dogs have 39 pairs of chromosomes (humans have 23 pairs)
- Complex Digestion – Dogs digestive tract length is 3 times their length
- Wide Vision – Dogs have a visual field of 250 degrees (humans have 180 degree field)
- Fast Hearts – Large breed dogs have 60 to 100 BPM (Beats per Minute), while small breeds of dogs have 100-140 BPM
- Populous – There are roughly 171 million dogs on the planet
- Short Lives – The average lifespan of a dog is 12-13 years
- Sleepy – Dogs need around 12 hours of sleep a day
- Quick Breeders – Canine pregnancy lasts 63 days
- Full Mouths – Adult dogs have 42 teeth
- Useful Whiskers – A dog’s whiskers are touch-sensitive hairs called vibrissae and can sense slight changes in air flow.
Now your in the know, your dog is just as magical on the inside as out! Take care of your furry friend take our dog health quiz!
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