Dog facts and information

Dog Facts

Man's best friend, the dog, is a canine and a direct descendent of wolves. They are the oldest domesticated animal in the world and there are currently over 200 types of pure bred dog. For more information on dogs the list below contains useful dog facts.

  • Dogs belong to the canine family, which includes: coyotes, dogs, foxes, jackals, and wolves.
  • All dogs are direct descendants of wolves and are classified as omnivores (animals that eat plants and animals.)
  • Dogs are the oldest known domesticated animal.
  • There are more than 200 types of pure bred dogs.
  • Dogs senses are far superior to human senses.
  • Dogs have three eyelids.
  • There are over 4,000,000 dogs in the world.
  • An average litter consists of about six puppies.
  • Dogs are valued for their intelligence.
  • Dogs are grouped into the following categories: Sporting, Hounds, Working, Terriers, Toys, Non-Sporting, Herding and Service.

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