Top 10 Facts About Dogs

Dogs have a really great sense of smell. Scientists believe that their sense of smell is between 10,000 and 100,000 times better than humans.

Dogs can smell up to 100,000 times better than humans can.

You should never feed a dog chocolate as it can make them very unwell.

Chocolate is not good for dogs.

Have you ever wondered why a dogs nose is wet? They have mucus glands in their nose which produces mucus.

Dogs noses are wet to absorb scent chemicals.

Chihuahuas are the smallest breed of dog in the world. They are usually between 6 to 9 inches tall.

Chihuahuas are the smallest dog breed in the world.

The Great Dane is the tallest dog in the world. They can grow up to 86cm tall!

The tallest dog in the world is a Great Dane.

There are lots of dog breeds around the world. In fact there are around 200.

There are around 200 different dog breeds.

Dogs are very clever. So clever in fact, there are jobs for dogs. These jobs help us in many different ways.

Dogs are very clever!

Dogs are very fast runners! One of the fastest breeds is the Greyhound.

Dogs are very fast runners.

They believe they were domesticated from around 20,000 – 40,000 years ago!

Dogs have been kept as pets for thousands of years.

The scientific name for a dog is ‘canis lupus familiaris’ …but we think we’ll stick to the word dog!

The scientific name for a dog is ‘canis lupus familiaris’.