International Dog Day: 10 Lesser Known Facts About Dogs

Today We are celebrating International Dog Day. Here are some lesser-known fascinating facts about dogs.

1. Labrador Retrievers have been on the AKC's list of the top 10 most popular breeds for 30 years, longer than any other breed.

2. A dog's nose print is unique, much like a person's fingerprint.

3. 45% of dogs in the United States sleep in their owners' beds.

4. Speaking of sleeping, all dogs dream, but puppies and older dogs dream more often than adult dogs.

5. 70% of people sign their holiday cards with the name of their dog.

6. A dog's sense of smell is famous, but did you know that his nose has as many as 300 million receptors? A human nose, on the other hand, has about 5 million.

7. The famous German Shepherd Rin Tin Tin was nominated for an Oscar.

8. Dogs can still hunt even if they are blind or deaf because their noses can sense heat.

9. The Beagle is the only breed that was one of the top five in 1934 and is still in the top five today.

10. Collie is a name that means "black." (Collies used to take care of sheep with black faces.)