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More Evidence That Dogs Are Smarter Than Cats

We all know it’s true, but now there is more evidence that dogs are smarter than cats. A new study, reported in the Guardian newspaper suggests cats don’t understand cause and effect as well as dogs do. Tests were carried out by a Psychology lecturer Britta Osthaus. She set a group of 15 cats a simple task: attaching fish and...

You thought dogs were Color Blind?

Ok this was a new one for me. I always thought that dogs were color blind. I don't know where I got that idea from, but it stuck. Looks like I was wrong all these years. Research conducted by Neitz J, Geist T, and Jacobs G H shows that while dogs see less color than we do, they are far...

The remarkable radar system of dogs

We all know that dogs can hear better than us. Try sneaking up on them and you'll find how difficult it is unless they're distracted, or there is another noise in the distance. This fantastic hearing isn't merely because their ears are more sensitive. There is another mechanism that makes a dog able to not only detect sounds, but also...

How does your dog sweat?

Man it's hot. Let's take the feet for a walk! So how does your dog sweat? All that hair surely doesn't allow sweat glands to function does it? And no! They don't sweat through their tongue either. It turns out, that dogs sweat from the pads of their feet, as it is one of the only places not covered by...

The Chow Chow’s Black Tongue

So imagine showing your Chow Chow to a friend who's never seen one before. Your dog is hot and panting, and your friend recoils in surprise - "Whadya know? He's got a black tongue"! That's literally black and not just a figure of speech to indicate psychic powers. The Chow Chow is the only dog on earth that has a...

Why do dogs and other animals eat poop?

Many animals eat poop on a regular basis. These include rabbits, rodents, gorillas, many insects such as dung beetles and flies, and yes...even dogs. (Keep that in mind the next time a dog wants to lick you!) Herbivores such as rabbits and rodents eat their own poop because their diet of plants is hard to digest efficiently, and they have...

Why Do Dogs Have Wet Noses?

Any discussion of dogs' sense of smell ultimately leads to the greatest, most imponderable question about dogs ....this question has nagged kids and adults of many ages and one may even ask this question while sleepily stirring coffee in the morning and looking at Fido eat his crunchies...why do they have wet noses? Scientists have many answers for this. One...

Here’s a Quick Way to Tell How Happy Your Dog Really Is!

Ask the average person to tell you whether a dog is happy or not, and they will advise you to look at its tail -- if the dog is happy, the tail is wagging. Yes. But this is only partly true. Some tail wags have totally different meanings. This can be especailly important in understanding canine body language. - A...

The Truth Revealed About Your Dog’s Real Age!

You sit, looking at your dog that has been with you for a countless number of years. You wonder..."If Spot was actually a human...how old would he be? Would he still play ball, or sit under the tree in the garden like Grandpa?"...Well dogs age differently and the magical 7 years does not always apply. Euro Puppy is proud to...

Here’s a Quick List of the FCI Dog Breed Groups

Under which group does your dog fall? FCI means the "Fédération Cynologique Internationale" which is a dog breed standards organization. It promotes and protects purebred dogs. The list of FCI Groups for Dog Breeds: Group 1 – Pastoral Group 2 – Mastiffs & Pinschers Group 3 – Terriers Group 4 – Dachshunds Group 5 – Spitz breeds Group 6 –...

Some Awesome Facts about a Dog’s Perfect Sense of Smell, Hearing and Sight…

What does it really mean when someone says, that "the nose knows best?" Well, dogs naturally have a wonderful sense of smell. They have many more sensory 'smelling' cells than a man's 5,000,000. A Dachshund, for example has 125,000,000; a Fox Terrier has 147,000,000 and a German Shepherd (often used as a 'sniffer' dog) has 220,000,000. Truffle hounds can find...

What Everyone Ought To Know About The Dog That Cannot Bark…

There must have been times in your life when you had wished that your dog would just stop barking! Or maybe the neighbors have threatened to go to the police, if Fido carries on without a break. Well if you are one of those people, who loves dogs, but cannot stand the barking, there is hope! Have you ever heard...