Here are some fun and interesting dog facts. See how much trivia you know about man’s best friend. Did you Know…

- A dog’s heart beats between 70 and 120 times a minute, compared with a human heart which beats 70 to 80 times a minute.
- A dog’s normal body temperature is 100.5 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit.
- A female carries her young about 60 days before the puppies are born.
- According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the smallest dog on record was a Yorkshire Terrier in Great Britain who, at the age of 2, weighed just 4 ounces.
- The longest lived dog, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, was an Australian Cattle Dog, named Bluey, who lived to be 29.
- Chocolate contains a substance known as theobromine (similar to caffeine) which can kill dogs or at the very least make them violently ill.
- Dogs’ sense of hearing is more than ten times more acute than a human’s
- Eighty percent of dog owners buy their dog a present for holidays and birthdays. More than half of them sign letters and cards from themselves and their pets.
- The dog name “Fido” is from Latin and means “fidelity.”
- Most pet owners (94 percent) say their pet makes them smile more than once a day.
- Dogs are mentioned 14 times in the Bible.
- In 1957, Laika became the first living being in space via an earth satellite