Enjoy learning more about our beloved furry friends
Dogs are beautiful and fun creatures but theirs more to their furry coats and cute faces. Here are some facts about canine anatomy.
Supertasters – Dogs have about 1700 taste buds that are clustered around the tip of their tongue. This specific cluster allows them to taste sweet, bitter, sour and salt. (Humans have 10,000 taste buds on their entire tongue)
Color Blind – Dogs eyes are red/green color blind but not completely color blind
Sweaty Paws – Dogs only have sweat glands on their paw pads and noses
Internal Warmth – The average body temperature of a dog is 38C to 39.2C
Boney – Dogs have 320 bones in their bodies (depending on the tail and dew claws)
Genetically Complex – Dogs have 39 pairs of chromosomes (humans have 23 pairs)
Complex Digestion – Dogs digestive tract length is 3 times their length
Wide Vision – Dogs have a visual field of 250 degrees (humans have 180 degree field)
Fast Hearts – Large breed dogs have 60 to 100 BPM (Beats per Minute), while small breeds of dogs have 100-140 BPM
Populous – There are roughly 171 million dogs on the planet
Short Lives – The average lifespan of a dog is 12-13 years
Sleepy – Dogs need around 12 hours of sleep a day
Quick Breeders – Canine pregnancy lasts 63 days
Full Mouths – Adult dogs have 42 teeth
Useful Whiskers – A dog’s whiskers are touch-sensitive hairs called vibrissae and can sense slight changes in air flow.
Thank you Sarah Kirkwood for the photos of your very talented Agility dogs. Joint Performance has proudly sponsored Sarah and her team for a number of years. Sarah saying "We’re doing our best to stay fit while staying at home, Spice enjoying a lot of naps by the fire, everybody else doing as many walks as we can to keep fitness up, as well as training at home." ... See MoreSee Less
FUN AND INTERESTING FACTS. Check it out now you may have a bit more time on your hands.
The Newfoundland breed has a water resistant coat and webbed feet. This dog was originally bred to help haul nets for fishermen and rescuing people at risk of drowning.
Much like a person’s fingerprint, a dog’s nose print is unique.
Human blood pressure goes down when petting a dog. And so does the dog’s.
When dogs kick after going to the bathroom, they are using the scent glands on their paws to further mark their territory. Source: Healthy Pet
All dogs can be traced back 40 million years ago to a weasel-like animal called the Miacis which dwelled in trees and dens.
The Miacis later evolved into the Tomarctus, a direct forbear of the genus Canis, which includes the wolf and jackal as well as the dog.
A group of pugs is called a “grumble.”
While cats have around only 473 taste buds, dogs have about 1,700 taste buds. Humans have approximately 9,000.
Puppies have 28 teeth and normal adult dogs have 42.
They’re also blind and deaf at birth. Source: com
Some dogs can smell dead bodies under water, where termites are hiding, and natural gas buried under 40 feet of dirt. They can even detect cancer that is too small to be detected by a doctor and can find lung cancer by sniffing a person’s breath.
Dogs can smell about 1,000-10,000 times better than humans. While humans have 5 million smell-detecting cells, dogs have more than 220 million. The part of the brain that interprets smell is also four times larger in dogs than in humans.
Dogs’ noses secrete a thin layer of mucous that helps them absorb scent. They then lick their noses to sample the scent through their mouth. Source: Vetstreet
Dogs’ eyes contain a special membrane, called the tapetum lucidum, which allows them to see in the dark. Source: Healthy Pet
The average dog can run about 19 mph. Greyhounds are the fastest dogs on Earth and can run at speeds of 45 mph.
Zorba, an English mastiff, is the biggest dog ever recorded. He weighed 343 pounds and measured 8’ 3″ from his nose to his tail. ... See MoreSee Less
To ensure that your dog can have fun, same as the dogs in the photos, it is vital that their joint wellbeing is cared for and maintained for strength and long term health. Our performance range Canine Joint Support Formula 2 provide very high levels of actives that occur naturally in the joints of dogs. Not all forms of Glucosamine and Chondroitin are the same and their effectiveness varies greatly. Similarly some herbal and oil based joint supplements act only as anti-inflammatories and while useful in the short term do not address the cause of joint and cartilage degeneration. The actives used by Joint Performance are of the highest international pharmaceutical grade and of the correct molecular structure to ensure bio-availability and absorption into the target tissues. THIS IS WHY OUR JOINT SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS ARE SO EFFECTIVE AT IMPROVING JOINT HEALTH. They provide the essential building blocks that help maintain, repair and protect the joints and cartilage from damage resulting from wear and tear, ageing, trauma etc (Osteoarthritis/Degenerative Joint Disease). Purchases can be made from our website www.jointperformance.com.,au/shopnow Thank you to Pexels, Sarah and Ash for the great photos. ... See MoreSee Less
Received some fabulous photos of Sarah's agility team, Seeker, Scream and now the baby of the team, Switch. Spice has now retired from agility but still enjoying being part of the fun exercise regime. Seeker and Scream finished 2019 being awarded their Club's Excellent and Masters Trialing Dog. Not to be outdone, Spice competed in the Rally Obedience at the Border Collie Nationals in October. Had great fun and trotted away with 2nd place in the advanced section. Joint Performance is a proud sponsor of Sarah Kirkwood and her team. Looking forward to the trials in 2020 where we can donate prizes and talk to people about our canine supplement. Looking after your dog's joints is vital to their overall wellbeing. Visit www.jointperformance.com.au/shop to purchase our joint support supplement. ... See MoreSee Less