Dog Facts

Dog facts and information
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  • 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.