But! They don’t really enjoy hugging. In the canine world, putting your limb over another animals signifies dominance.
Labrador retrievers are the most popular dogs on the planet. And the most guilty.
Dog urine can corrode metals. In fact, several lampposts in Croatia actually collapsed because so many dogs were peeing on them.
Dogs have 18 separate muscles to independently control each ear.
Why a wet nose? Dogs detect scent by absorbing the water droplets that carry smells.
Your dog’s earliest ancestor is the Miacis, a small weasel-like creature which lived 40 million years ago. Dogs share this ancestor with wolves, raccoons and bears.
Like small dogs? Some Pekingese dogs were bred soley to fit in women’s sleeves.
Square-headed dogs (like St. Bernards) can hear subsonic sounds better than dogs with narrow heads (like Spaniels).
But tiny dogs, like Chihuahuas, can hear sounds in higher ranges than big dogs.
Dogs can hear, smell, and even taste a storm long before a weatherman. So don’t worry about watching The Weather Channel next hurricane season.
Male dogs lift their legs when they pee as a sign of dominance.
Puppies are born blind, deaf, and toothless.
When dogs dig after pooing, they’re not burying anything – they’re marking their territory using scent glands in their paws.
A dog’s nose is exactly like a human fingerprint. Seriously, it can be used to prove identity. Good luck sticking a dog’s face in some ink without making the mother of all messes, though.
The first sense puppies learn is touch.
Dogs form their tongues into a mini cup to drink. They don’t lick the water!
Beagles are the noisiest dogs.
Akita Inus are the most badly behaved dogs around – owning one could even negatively affect your home insurance.
Wish your little guy went to the bathroom faster? Check this out. Guide dogs poo on command!
Border Collies and Poodles are thought to be the most intelligent dogs.
Afghan Hounds and Basenjis are thought to be the least intelligent.
And… Huskies tell the worst jokes