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Do Dogs See In Black And White?

The human eye consists of a complex network of photoreceptors separated into two groups known as rods and cones. Cones are responsible for the differentiation of colours.  Dogs only have 20% of the number of cones in a human eye.  As such, their ability to differentiate colour is far more limited than that of humans. This […]

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Do Dogs Have Souls?

Since man and dog first became best friends, the question has played on every dog lover’s mind, even inspiring films to interrogate the concern – Do dogs have souls? The idea unleashes a debate of cosmic proportions, leading to further questions on the existence of a heaven that accepts dogs upon death. It all comes down […]

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Do Dogs Have A Concept Of Time?

Dogs can tell the passage of time. It has been determined that dogs can tell the time passing from 30 minutes to 2 hours but not more. In an experiment, it showed that dogs’ excitement when greeting their owners rises the longer they are away starting from 30 minutes and peaks at 2 hours. Dogs are […]

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How Smart Are Dogs?

Dogs are about as smart as 2-year-olds, at least linguistically. They could learn an average of 165 words and gestures and they could develop basic arithmetic skills. Using these as a measure, it has been determined that some of the smartest breeds are border collies, poodles, German shepherds, and golden retrievers while those that fall […]

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How Many Years Do Dogs Live?

Dogs live up to 10 to 15 human years. The general trend regarding life expectancy among dogs relates to their size. Small dogs tend to live longer than medium dogs that can grow older than large and giant dogs. Small dogs weighing 20 lbs. or less have an average lifespan of 14 years, medium dogs […]

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How Far Can Dogs Hear?

Dogs can hear up to 4 times farther than humans can. This means that if you hear a sound from 20 feet away, a dog can hear the same sound produced at the same volume 80 feet away. Humans can hear a sound as far as 50 to 100 feet away while dogs can hear […]

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How Far Can A Dog Smell?

There is no straightforward answer regarding how far a dog can smell. There are too many variables to consider when measuring up to what distance a dog can smell like weather and wind direction, the concentration of objects in between the dog and the object, and the familiarity of the scent, to name a few. However, […]

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How Do You Calculate Dog Years?

The American Veterinary Medical Association provides a guideline on how to measure a dog’s age. As it turns out, the 1 dog year is to 7 human years equivalence is incorrect. Since dog years is the average life expectancy of a dog relative to that of a human’s, the developmental phases do not fit the […]

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How Do Dogs Drink Water?

Dogs lap water to drink. Unlike humans, dogs do not have fully developed cheeks. This means they drink differently because they could not create suction to take in water. Dogs instead, they have developed a system using their tongue to drink. They bend their tongue backward in a ladle-like shape to pull out water into […]

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How Can You Tell How Old A Dog Is?

The most reliable way to tell how old a dog is by looking at their teeth. Puppies will start growing baby teeth when they are about 4 weeks old and will have a full set when they are 8 weeks old. At about 14 weeks old, their needle-like temporary teeth would start getting replaced by […]

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