Here at Gudog we love to bombard your brains with some cool facts, obviously about our canine best friend. So here it is, our list of 5 interesting things we think you will enjoy.
1. The Titanic was a pretty devastating time for all involved, however, not for three lucky dogs (from First Class cabins!) who were rescued from the sinking ship. Not surprising, all 3 were ‘team little dog’; two Pomeranians and one Pekingese. Sometimes it pays to be small!
We would like to point out it was probably better these fur balls didn’t get wet…below you can see why 😀
2. It is rumoured on the Beatle’s hit “a day in the life”, Paul McCartney recorded an ultrasonic whistle, so high pitched it is only audible to dogs. Which would make sense as the song was written about and for his beloved Shetland sheepdog Martha. We are sure Martha loved singing along to it!
3. Special detective dogs are the future! The eye of a dog contains a special membrane, called the tapetum lucidum, allowing them to see in the dark with no problem. With this in mind, we think there is a market for special detective dogs, trained in catching criminals in the dark! Or more realistically, finding the torch in a power cut!
4. We are full of eye facts today, although we are happy to burst this dog myth once and for all. It is not true that dogs can only see in black and white, that’s right, it’s a complete myth.
In fact, it’s believed they see primarily in blue, greenish-yellow, yellow and various shades of grey. As long as you are not intending for your pet pooch to be the next big bull fighter, chasing a red cape around, then you will not bump into any problems.
5. Dreaming dogs? Do you ever think your dreams are weird? well imagine what your dog’s are like! It has been found dogs and humans have the same type of slow wave sleep (SWS) and rapid eye movement (REM), during this REM stage dogs can dream. The twitching and paw movements that occur during their sleep are signs that your pet is dreaming.
It isn’t far-fetched to believe their dreams consist of catching criminals in the dark, sinking ships and The Beatles’ songs!
We’ll be honest with you, posting the above video was more for our sakes. Overdose of cute!
If you have any cool dog facts let us know. Or why not visit Gudog UK and apply to become a dog sitter in your area! We look forward to welcoming you to the Gudog pack. 🙂