Sometimes they understand us better than we understand them.
1. If you think the dog is reading your mind, you may be right. Of the 1,278 "telepathic" experiments conducted in Russia, 696 were successful - dogs understood certain commands before their owner uttered them.
2. In 2003, Dr. Roger Mugford invented the "machometer," a device that determines a dog's mood by measuring tail wagging.
3. Left for a long time without a company, the dog you because it is lonely. In nature, the purpose of howling is to gather the pack to meet any danger together.
4. Basenji is the only dog breed that does not bark.
5. 77 names of dogs from ancient Egypt have been preserved. Most of them indicate color or character - Chernyo, Ebony, Smelchak, Good Shepherd, and others.
6. The Pekingese and the Japanese hin were so revered in the Far East that they had their own servants and were among the most valuable gifts to kings and emperors. For centuries, Pekingese has been worshiped in Chinese temples.
7. The most ridiculous laws for dogs: In Polding, Ohio, there is a law that allows police officers to bite dogs to tame them. And in Ventura County, California, dogs and cats are banned from having sex without explicit permission.
8. The most famous Hollywood star among dogs is the German Shepherd Rin Tin Tin. The puppy was found during the First World War in France. Rin Tin Tin, who starred in more than 20 films between 1920 and 1930, signed contracts with a paw print.
9. At the end of the First World War, the first guide dogs were trained in Germany to help soldiers blinded at the front.
10. The Mbaya Indians of the Gran Chaco region of South America believed that humans lived underground until dogs dug them up.