30 Insane Facts About Dogs

Did you know that dogs have over 5 times more taste buds than human beings? That’s why we appreciate food so much!

Excited by this and other amazing facts about dogs, Savory Prime came up with an infographic to share their discoveries.

Click on the image for a larger view, and let us know which fun fact is the most interesting to you!

Dogs and Humans

1. A dog’s nose is like a human fingerprint, in that it can be used to identify them.
2. The maximum sentence in South Carolina, USA for beating your dog is longer than the sentence for beating your wife!
3. Dogs have 1,700 taste buds compared to humans who have 9,000.
4. Paul McCartney added in an extra high-pitched whistle in the song “A Day in the Life” for his Shetland sheepdog.
5. Lord Byron was so outraged that Cambridge Trinity College wouldn’t let him bring his dog so he brought a bear instead.

Characteristics

6. The only sweat glands that dogs have are between their paw pads.
7. A dog’s sense in smell is more than 100,000 times stronger than a human’s.
8. Dogs can see in the dark due to a special membrane in their eyes called the tapetum lucidum.
9. Dogs have wet noses because they lick their noses and absorb scent chemicals so that they can smell better.
10. It has been proven that dogs can actually ‘smell’ some type of cancer.