1. A dog’s nose print is unique, like a person’s fingerprint (so you can find the one who broke the vase)
2. Yawning is contagious. Even for dogs! A research shows that the sound of your yawn can trigger one from your dog (try and share the result with us).
3. A dog gazing into our eyes, and us looking into theirs, showed a marked increase in oxytocin (the love hormone) levels in both humans and dogs. This is similar to mother-infant relationships.
4. Researchers have confirmed that a quiet, 15-minute petting session can relax a shelter dog and result in positive behavioral changes. Do not hesitate to show your love and compassion to them.
5. Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not sweat by salivating. They sweat through the pads of their feet.
6. The Poodle haircut was originally meant to improve the dog’s swimming abilities, with the pom-poms left in place to warm their joints. Besides, we all are agreed that they look really cute with the haircut.
7. When dogs kick the ground after defecating, it’s not to cover it up, but to mark their territory, using the scent glands in their feet.
8. A new report from Rover.com has found that Bella, Poppy and Alfie are the three most popular dog names in the UK for 2019.