While cats have about 473 taste buds, dogs have closer to 1,700. Mmm, tasty!
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World-class athletes, Shetland sheepdogs have taken top prizes in jumping, tunneling, and pole-weaving competitions.
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Dogs can dream! If your pup twitches or moves its eyes frequently while sleeping, it might be mid-dream.
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The ancient Roman army sent Neapolitan mastiffs into the battlefield, fitting the breed with spiked armor.
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About one-third of U.S. dog owners say they talk to their pups on the phone.
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Running up to 39 miles an hour (62 kmh), the greyhound is the fastest dog breed.
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Dogs sweat through the pads of their feet.
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Cat got your tongue? The Basenji, a breed from Africa, can’t bark. It yodels instead.
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Sometimes it pays to be tiny. Chihuahuas have the largest brains in the dog world, relative to body size.
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One of the world's oldest dog breeds is the saluki. Ancient Egyptians admired them so much they mummified the canines—just like a pharaoh.
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