It is a well-known fact that dogs are one of the best friends you can have, but there are also many other fascinating facts about these animals.
Dogs have a sense of time. It has been proven that they can see the difference between one and five hours, and in some cases they can even guess when the owner will walk them.
The average dog is as smart as a two-year-old. Children of this age can recognize about 250 words and gestures - as much as dogs
One study states that dogs can show signs of jealousy if their owner pays too much attention to another living being
Stroking a dog and looking into its eyes releases the "love hormone"
The oldest race in the world is the Saluki. The remains were found in Egyptian tombs dating back to 2100 BC
Sterilization prolongs the life of the dog
More than half of the US presidents had a dog
Stray dogs in Russia have learned to use a complex subway to look for food at certain stops
Thanks to a very sensitive sense of smell, 100,000 times stronger than human, dogs can "smell" fear
Dogs can be taught to detect cancer, in some cases even on the basis of human breath
If your dog is sad when you are not with him, leave him the clothes you wore because your smell will alleviate his feeling of anxiety.
When urinating, dogs look for a place that is aligned with the Earth's magnetic field
Labradors have been the most popular breed in the United States for the past 26 years
The United States is also the first country in the world in terms of the number of dogs - 75.8 million of these animals live in that territory.
There are 600 million dogs in the world, of which, according to some estimates, two thirds live on the streets
Scientists believe that the first dog on Earth lived 31,700 years ago and is apparently closest to the great Siberian Husky
The prickly collars originated in ancient Greece and served to protect the dog's neck in case they were attacked by wolves.
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