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Dog facts

Dog facts on include information about dog senses, dog tails, dog sleep positions, and dog brains.

For hundreds of years, humans have harnessed the power of dog noses to track missing people, locate the dead at disaster sites or sniff out explosives, drugs or accelerants used to start fires.

When compared to humans, a dog’s hearing is superb. They can hear frequencies, and at volumes, people cannot hear.

Some people incorrectly believe that dogs see only in black and white. Although dogs do see color, not quite as well as people can, because they have fewer color detecting cells. Their vision mostly detects browns, blues, and yellows.

The length and shape of the dog tail can give you a hint of their ancestry. Tails come long, medium, short and bobbed. They are categorized as straight, screw/curled, gay, saber, taper, whip, plum, otter, brush, sickle, snap, carrot, and tuft.

Dog sounds convey a variety of messages. It’s up to you to understand what your dog is trying to tell you.

Sleep positions
Did you know the dog sleep position your pup chooses can influence how well your dog sleeps? And that his dog sleep position also can give you insight into your dog’s personality.

A study by Vanderbilt University proves what dog owners already know — dogs are smarter than cats.