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15 Fun Facts About Our Four-Legged Friends

Updated: Feb 7, 2021

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but there’s more to our furry companions than you probably know! At K-9 Culture, dogs are our top priority — in making them well trained, well behaved, and a valuable addition to your home. These fun facts will help you better understand the world of canines.

Did you know?

1. There are about 400 million dogs in the world.

2. The Labrador Retriever is the most popular breed, according to the American Kennel Club.

3. The average dog lives 10 to 14 years. In general, smaller breeds live longer than larger breeds.

4. The fastest breed is the Greyhound that can run up to 44 miles per hour.

5. Stroking dogs and gazing into their eyes releases the "feel good" hormone oxytocin for both people and dogs.

6. The best age to bring a puppy home is 8 to 12 weeks.

7. Tired puppies get cranky just like little kids. If you have a fussy puppy, try naptime.

8. Alaskan Malamutes can withstand temperatures as low as 70 degrees below zero.

9. A dog's sense of smell is reduced by up to 40 percent when he's overheated and panting.

10. Border Collies, Poodles, Shepherd Dogs, Golden Retrievers, and Doberman Pinschers are the top five easiest dogs to train, according to the American Kennel Club.

11 More than half of all U.S. presidents have owned dogs

12. Bichons, Portuguese Water Dogs, Kerry Blue Terriers, Maltese and Poodles are all good choices if you have allergies since they shed less than other breeds.

13. Perky-eared dogs hear sounds better than floppy-eared dogs.

14. Therapy dogs bring healing to individuals and families by visiting hospitals, schools or retirement homes. Service dogs assist individuals who have disabilities.

15. Petting a dog can lower your blood pressure.

At K-9 Culture dog training, we provide dog training that gives your dog the ability to control their impulses and the skill to focus and engage with you — and to obey a command with consistency or with distractions.

We want your dog to be happy, self-confident, and obedient, and will consistently work with all dogs to improve their self-confidence in new environments.

For more information on our services, give us a call today at 972-245-1587

Proudly serving the Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex or DFW area with the largest indoor dog training facility in the State of Texas.

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