Myth Busters

Dogs can only see in black and white

Untrue while they do not see in full colour like us, they can see shades.

Rubbing your dog’s nose in his pee will house train him

Absolute tosh, this is more likely to confuse and frighten your dog, don't be a bully!!

Dogs align themselves with the earth’s magnetic fields when they poop

Scientists tell us this is true!!! I'm yet to be convinced, but my dogs may just be special!!

You cant teach an old dog new tricks

Of course you can, do you lose the ability to learn as you get older? No neither do they! you may lose the motivation or energy to try, but it all depends on the reward!

A dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human

A dogs mouth has more germs inside of it then you would probably care to know, after all we have all seen where they lick!!!



Canine Facts

  • Canine sense of smell

    Dogs can smell a thousand times better than us. While humans have 5 million smell-detecting cells, dogs have more than 220 million. That's the equivalent of detecting a grain of sugar in an Olympic swimming pool

  • Dogs Noses

    Every dog's nose is unique just like a human fingerprint, each having an individual pattern of ridges and creases.

  • Dogs Intelligence

    According to Stanley Coren, a dogs intelligence is at the same level as a 2-year-old child.

  • Understanding

    Some dogs understand over 150 words, (not mine)!!

  • Wagging Tail

    A wagging tail does not necessarily mean a dog is happy. Dogs wag their tails when they're frightened, insecure and even when they are agitated

  • Sweat

    Dogs only sweat through the pads of their paws

  • Circling dogs

    Dogs turn in circles before lying because In the wild this action would turn long grass into a bed!

  • Dogs eyelids

    Dogs have three eyelids - an upper and lower eyelid and a third one hidden between them

  • Baby teeth

    At four to eight weeks of age, a puppies mouth will get 28 baby teeth

  • Apple and Pear Seeds

    Apple and pear seeds contain arsenic, which may be deadly to dogs

  • Grapes and Raisins

    Even small quantities of grapes and raisins can cause renal failure in dogs

  • Fatal Foods

    Chocolate, macadamia nuts, onions, can make your dog very poorly and if enough is consumed can be fatal

  • Living with Pets

    Dogs have lived with humans for over 14,000 years but Cats for only 7,000 years

  • Fast Dogs

    The average dog can run about 19 mph but Greyhounds can reach up to 45mph and are the fastest

  • Petting Dogs

    Petting dogs is proven to lower blood pressure. Just another reason to own a dog!