Some dog facts are universally known - dogs are amazing, dogs fart whenever and wherever they prefer, and dogs are sometimes more well behaved than kids (I desired to say "consistently more well behaved" but that would not be honest). Some other facts, nevertheless, aren't so readily gleaned.
1. The most dogs ever owned by one individual were 5,000 Mastiffs owned by Kubla Khan. Believe he'd be on Hoarders?
2. Dogs feel jealousy. A 2008 study printed in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that when a dog saw another dog get a treat for precisely the same trick they had been performing unrewarded, the unrewarded dog becomes agitated, scraping themselves and avoiding the gaze of the rewarded dog. Dog jealousy isn't overly complex, though. Pups did not appear to mind if they merely got bread while other dogs received rewards in sausage- and the pups did not appear to care if they'd to do tricks for treats while other dogs merely sat around on their bum receiving treats.
3. Dogs don't feel guilt. Those shamed eyes your dog gives you after ruining the innards of the waste basket in your own bathroom? That's not remorse, researchers say. He's just reacting to your reprimand.
4. Dogs can call an epileptic seizure up to 45 minutes before it occurs. No one actually knows what dogs are picking up on, however there are theories that it might have something to do with an unknown smell or tiny behavioral changes. Dogs may also sniff out cancers. Researchers believe our pups pick up on "extraordinarily vague scents given off by the strange cells."
5. Purchasing and selling dogs is illegal in Iran. Iran's parliament also passed a bill to criminalize dog possession, holding the occurrence a hint of "vulgar Western values."
6. The oldest dog on record was an Australian cattle dog named Bluey who lived 29 years and 5 months. In human years, that is more than 160 years old. Old age has never looked so good!
7. The U.S. has the greatest dog population in the world. France has the second highest. 'MURICA!