Think you know everything there is to know about dogs? Here are some fun facts about dogs that may come as a surprise!
- Both wolves and dogs are essentially blind until they are about a month old. Even so, wolf puppies begin to walk and explore when they are about two weeks old while dog pups don’t show these behaviors until they are four weeks old.
- Even as puppies, breeds show large differences in behavior. For example, beagles and cocker spaniel puppies almost never argue over food, while shelties fight like crazy for five weeks and then suddenly quit. Basenji litter mates are aggressive and continue to fight with each other for a year.
- Dalmation puppies are born all white and they develop their spots as they get older.
- One female dog and her female children could produce 4,372 puppies in seven years.