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Do You Know...Dogs!?

Updated: Jun 11


Loved by people all over the world no matter what shape, size or breed or they are, dogs really do bring a special meaning to our lives in so many ways - from being a companion that will keep you company through highs and lows to saving lives by recognising when someone needs medical attention, they really hold a special place in many peoples hearts.


We absolutely love it when we have dogs in the studio, it always adds another element of fun and cuteness to a shoot and you can never have too much of either of those! Plus, it gives us the perfect excuse to spend a minute (or 5) stroking, playing or cuddling with a new furry friend!


So, below is a list of all of our favourite facts relating to dogs, enjoy!


  1. A dog’s nose print is unique, much like a person’s fingerprint

  2. Seventy percent of people sign their dog’s name on their holiday cards

  3. A dog’s sense of smell is legendary, but did you know that his nose has as many as 300 million receptors? In comparison, a human nose has about 5 million

  4. Yawning is contagious—even for dogs. Research shows that the sound of a human yawn can trigger one from your dog. And it’s four times as likely to happen when it’s the yawn of a person he knows

  5. Dogs are not colour-blind. They can see blue and yellow

  6. Dalmatians are born completely white, and develop their spots as they get older

  7. Dogs have about 1,700 taste buds. We humans have between 2,000–10,000

  8. When dogs kick backward after they go to the bathroom it’s not to cover it up, but to mark their territory, using the scent glands in their feet

  9. A recent study shows that dogs are among a small group of animals who show voluntary unselfish kindness towards others without any reward. This is one fact dog lovers have known all along

  10. Greyhounds can beat cheetahs in a race. While cheetahs can run twice as fast as greyhounds, they can only maintain that 70 mph speed for about thirty seconds. A Greyhound can maintain a 35 mph speed for about seven miles. So, the cheetah may start out first, but the greyhound will soon overtake him

  11. Your dog can smell your feelings. In fact, your dog’s sense of smell is approximately 100,000 times better than yours. So it shouldn’t be shocking that they can in fact, smell things such as fear. When a human is fearful, they perspire, and a dog is easily able to pick up on this change

  12. Petting a dog can actually benefit your physical and mental health. Studies have shown that petting a dog for 15 minutes can lower blood pressure by 10%, can help lower feelings of stress, depression, and combat loneliness

  13. Do you have a dog that experiences separation anxiety? Try leaving some clothing with him that you’ve worn. It’s been proven that the scent you leave behind on your clothes can help ease your dog’s separation anxiety

  14. Dogs don’t sweat, instead they pant to cool themselves

If you fancy capturing those 'never to return' moments with your beloved dog then give us a call to get a fun pet shoot booked in today!


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