Do you speak Doggie Language? Well, if you do you’re one of a lucky few out there. Dogs have been man’s best friend for a long time, but there are not that many people who understand them 100%. Today I’m hoping to change that.
Dogs are very popular pets. There’s no doubt about that. It’s estimated that there are more than 400 million domestic dogs in the world. That’s a lot more than I thought there were. DNA testing has revealed that the evolutionary split between the modern dog and modern wolf’s lineage occurred +/- 100,000 years ago. Unfortunately no fossil specimens that are older than 33,000 years have been found that genetically links to the modern dog’s lineage. I guess we will never know for sure when this genetic split between dogs and wolves actually occurred.
Some people have argued that Dogs are smarter than humans or cats. They might be right. Dogs have better hearing than humans and cats. They can register sounds of 35,000 vibrations a second. Humans can only register 20,000 and cats can only register 25,000. It’s also interesting to note that humans have about 5 million smelling receptors. That’s not much compared to some of the dog breeds out there. To give you an idea: a Dachshund has 125 million smelling receptors and an Alsatian has 220 million.
The next step in the dog’s evolution might be improved speech or better barking ability, but for now we have to communicate with Doggie Language. Today I’m going to try and make this easier for you. Lily Chin created this infographic and originally posted it on the Doggie Drawings Website.
I trust that this will improve your Doggie Language skills. If you’ve learned what your dog is trying to tell you from viewing this infographic, feel free to share this article with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Give them a chance to learn something today.
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