Ever wanted to know random titbits about dogs? Well, here are fifteen random dog related facts.

  • 1

    Labrador Retriever is said to be one of the most popular dog breeds.

  • 2

    An adult dog has 42 teeth.

  • 3

    Dogs sweat through sweat glands that are in between their paws.

  • 4

    Studies have shown that owning a dog is good for your health. For example, petting a dog releases relaxation hormones in your body and it lowers your stress hormone. Having a dog can also lower your blood pressure.

  • 5

    Dogs have three eye-lids.

  • 6

    A dogs normal body temperature is about 38-39C.

  • 7

    Border Collies are said to be the smartest dogs.

  • 8

    The Norwegian Lundehund dog breed has six toes per foot.

  • 9

    Chocolate is toxic to dogs. In fact, it can even kill a dog. See my list of other harmful foods for dogs here.

  • 10

    The Chow Chow dog has a blue-black tongue as an adult.

  • 11

    Greyhounds are the fastest dogs. Their speed can reach to 80 km/h (45 mph).

  • 12

    Dogs can hear four times better than humans.

  • 13

    Every dogs’ nose print is different, just like fingerprints are on humans.

  • 14

    Puppies are born without eyesight and the ability to hear as their ear canals are closed. These senses develop in a few weeks time.

  • 15

    Dalmatians are born white. As they grow their spots start to appear.