Test Your Knowledge About Dogs

September 15, 2010 at 7:16 am 14 comments

  

 How much do you know about dogs? Find out.

1. How many bones do dogs have in their body? 
2. Can dogs be sunburned?
3. What is the average lifespan of a small breed dog? 
4. What is the average lifespan of a large breed dog? 
5. What is the normal temperature of a dog?
6. What is the normal heart rate of a dog compared to a human heart rate?
7. How many vocal sounds can a dog make compared to a cat? 
8. How old was the oldest living dog?
9. How does a dog’s sense of smell compare to ours?
10. Of all the dog senses, which one does he trust least? 
11. Can dogs see in color? 
12. How does a dog’s sense of taste compare to ours? 
13. What percentage of dogs are thought to be obese in the United States?

The Answers!

1. How many bones do dogs have in their body?
Dogs have an average of 319 bones in their bodies.

2. Can dogs be sunburned?
Yes they can – and light-colored dogs are especially susceptible.

3. What is the average lifespan of a small breed dog?
The average lifespan of a small breed dog is anywhere from 12 to 18 years.

4. What is the average lifespan of a large breed dog?
The average lifespan of a large breed dog is 7 to 12 years. As a general rule, the larger the breed, the shorter the lifespan.

5. What is the normal temperature of a dog?
Normal body temperature for a dog ranges between 100.5 degrees F to 101.5 degrees F. Normal human temperature is 98.6 degrees F.

6. What is the normal heart rate of a dog compared to a human heart rate?
The normal heart rate of a dog is anywhere from 80 to 120 beats per minute (depending on the breed/size of the dog). Most humans have a heart rate of approximately 60 to 80 beats per minute. A dog’s heart beats twice as fast as a human heart.

7. How many vocal sounds can a dog make and how does that compare to a cat? 
Dogs can only make 10 vocal sounds – compared to a cat that can make about 100.

8. How old was the oldest living dog?
The oldest living dog on record lived in Australia. He was an Australian Cattle dog named Bluey who worked among cattle and sheep for nearly twenty years. Bluey lived to the age of 29 years, 5 months.

9. How does a dog’s sense of smell compare to ours?
Dogs have over 200 million scent receptors in their nasal folds compared to our 5 million.

10. Of all the dog senses, which one does he trust least?
Dogs trust their sense of sight the least.

11. Can dogs see in color?
Dogs see mostly in shades of gray. They cannot distinguish between red, orange, yellow or green. They can see some shades of blue but blues are often seen as shades of gray.

12. How does a dog’s sense of taste compare to ours?
Humans have six times as many taste buds as dogs. Most of a dog’s taste buds are located only on the tip of the tongue. Dogs can detect sweet, sour, bitter and salty tastes. A dog smells rather than tastes.

13. What percentage of dogs are thought to be obese in the United States?
Approximately 25 to 40% of all American household pets are obese or overweight.

QUESTION FOR YOU: How many did you get right? Were you surprised in any way?

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  • 9. Jean Stewart  |  September 15, 2010 at 10:50 am

    That was fun. I guessed most of the answers except the “how many bones” and the oldest dog. Thanks for the mental tweaking.

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    • 10. bjtaylorblog  |  September 15, 2010 at 11:08 am

      Hi Jean,
      Glad you had fun. I did too! I didn’t know how many bones in a dog or the oldest dog. But it was fun to learn! Thanks for the comment. And Aloha to you soon!

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  • 11. Noelle Fauvelle  |  September 15, 2010 at 7:52 am

    I found this very interesting. I will print it & share
    with all my animal friends.
    thanx
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    • 12. bjtaylorblog  |  September 15, 2010 at 8:46 am

      Noelle, that’s great! Thanks for the comment. I find I enjoy learning as much as I can about our wonderful furry friends!

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  • 13. bjtaylorblog  |  September 15, 2010 at 7:28 am

    Thanks, Julie. I learned a few new things!

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