1. Sensory Whiskers
These whiskers that dogs have, found on a dog’s muzzle are known as vibrissae. These are follicles with sensitive nerves that send messages to a dog’s brain. They can even sense minute changes in the airflow too!
2. The Dog Nose
As you may have heard, an average dog smell is exceptional as compared to humans. Whilst humans have 5 million smell-detecting cells, dogs have over 100 million, with the German Shepherd with 225 million smell detecting cells! No wonder they make such good guard and police dogs!
3. Heads or Tails
As you may have seen, dogs go around in circles chasing their tails. They do this for a variety of reasons including exercise, predatory instincts, curiosity, fleas or anxiety. If your dog is chasing their tail on a frequent basis, consult your nearest vet.
4. To see or not see
Time to expose the myth of dogs with their colour blind pupils! Well, they can partially see in colour but not completely 100%. There is a debate with what colours a dog can detect, professionals believe that dogs have fewer retinal cones cell, because of this they are red-green colour blind (also known as dichromatic). This just might mean you may want to purchase more blue and yellow toys for your dogs excitement.
Can you find any dogs with hidden senses on Mad Paws, dog friendly accommodation for dog lovers?
5. Envy runs from within
Dogs get just as jealous as human beings do, except they don’t show it the same way as we do. When a dog owner shows affection or plays with another dog, their own dog may feel neglected, trying to avoid the gaze of the other dog.
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