21 Dog Facts That Are Pleasant As Hell

Who's a good boy? You are! And you deserve nice things at least some of the time. Here are 21 just plain ol' nice facts about our favorite furry friends, doggone it.

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WAGGING HAS DIFFERENT MEANINGS DEPENDING IF IT'S ON THE LEFT OR RIGHT. Dogs wag to the left when they have positive emotions and to the right when theSource: EurekAlert

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DOGS CAN TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WORD MEANINGS AND DINTONATION! Older dogs can't tell words apart as well as younger ones. Source: EurekAlert

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A SCIENTIFIC STUDY SHOWED THAT DOGS CAN FEEL JEALOUS. Studies involving other emotions have had inconclusive results. Source: CNN

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DOGS' PERSONALITIES CAN CHANGE OVER TIME Owners have a major influence on their dog's personality. Fear and anxiety, however, are personality traits tSource: EurekAlert

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DOGS CAN COUNT UP TOFOUR OR FIVEO 00000 S Dogs can also learn simple arithmetic. COM Source: APA

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DOGS POOP IN ALIGNMENT WITH THE EARTH'S MAGNETICFIELDS. They also prefer to poop with their bodies aligned with a North-South axis. CRACKED.COM Source: Frontiers in Zoology

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DOGS HAVE EVOLVED A SPECIAL MUSCLE TO MAKE THEM LOOK CUTER TO HUMANS. Dogs can widen their eyes in ways to look more pathetic to humans. Wolves don't Source: PNAS

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IN 1888, OWNEY THE DOG WAS THE FIRST POSTAL SERVICE MASCOTo Owney loved the smell of mail bags and followed them onto mail wagons and trains. EventualSource: Postal Museum

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THE AVERAGE DOG CAN UNDERSTAND 165 WORDS. Very intelligent dogs can learn up to 250. CRACKED COM Source: APA

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SCIENTISTS THINK NEOLITHIC DOGS LOOKED LIKE THIS. The Historic Environment Scotland made this (very handsome) facial reconstruction from a skull burieSource: National Museums of Scotland

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DOGS CAN READ HUMAN EMOTIONS. In one study, dogs were able to the match vocal and visual expressions of humans. CRACKEDCON COM Source: Science

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DOGS SWEAT oUT OF THEIR PAWS. Dogs' merocrine glands are located in their paws. If dogs sweated out of other parts of their body, the sweat would be aSource: AKC

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YOUR DOG'S SENSE OF SMELL IS 10, O00 TO 100,000 TIMES MORE SENSITIVE. The next time your dog lets one rip, just know they are being punished that muchSource: News Observer

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THIS ROCK ART IS BELIEVED TO BE THE EARLIEST DEPICTION OF DOGS. Believed to be more than 8.000 years old, this rock features dogs on their way to becoSource: Science Mag

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SIMILAR TO OUR FINGERPRINTS, DOGS HAVE UNIQUE NOSE PRINTS. Some kennel clubs (and a few start-ups) have used nose prints as a way to identify lost dogSource: News Observer

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YOUR CHOICE TO OWN A DOG IS PARTLY HEREDITARY. According to one study, genetic variation explains more than half of the variation in dog ownership. CRSource: EurekAlert

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GAZING INTO YOUR DOG'S EYES HAS MUTUAL HORMONAL EFFECTS. Both dogs and owners experience a significant increase of oxytocin levels after staring into Source: Science Mag

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DOGS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE REBELLIOUS DURING THEIR ADOLESCENCE. Like humans, dogs are more likely to experience heightened conflict during puberty. CRSource: Smithsonian Magazine

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LIKE HUMANS, DOGS ARE USUALLY LEFT- OR RIGHT-PAWED. That's paw-sitively cute as hell. CRACKED.COM Source: Mental Floss

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RESEARCHERS HAVE ANEW FORMULA TO FIND OUT A DOG'S AGE IN HUMAN YEARS. The updated equation is human years = = 16 In (dog's age) + 31 CRACKED COM Source: EurekAlert

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THREE DOGS SURVIVED THE SINKING OF TITANIC Two Pomeranians and a Pekingnese made it aboard lifeboats. CRACKED CON Source: AKC

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