Dog Facts

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1. Dogs are able to understand up to 250 words and gestures, can count up to 5 and can perform simple mathematical calculations.

2. Some stray Russian dogs have learnt to use the subway to get to more populated areas for food.

3. Dogs don't enjoy being hugged.

4. Two stray dogs in Afghanistan saved 50 American soldiers.

5. One of Michael Vick's former fighting dogs became a therapy dog that comforted dying children.

6. Service dogs are trained to know when they are on duty. When their harness is on they know it's business time. When it's off they immediately become playful and energetic

7. Seeing eye dogs pee and poo on demand.

8. The average dog has as intelligent as a two-year-old child.

9. Three dogs managed to survive the sinking of the Titanic: two Pomeranians and a Pekingese.

10. A Newfoundland breed has a water-resistant coat and webbed feet. They were bred to help people who were drowning.

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