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Dogs are the favorite pet all over the world. It is estimated that there are more than 525 million dogs on Earth today. Here are some facts about our beloved companions.

14,000 years ago:

Historians disagree about when and where humans first began domesticating dogs. It is believed that the first dogs' were wolves who have domesticated themselves and were attracted for the first time to the first locations of the human population.

We also find that the remains of people who were buried with their dogs were discovered in Germany. Estimates indicate a time period of no less than 14,000 years. Dog remains were also found early in China, between 5800 and 7000 B.C., and there is even a burial site for dogs in Utah where it is estimated that its history dates back 11,000 years.
The earliest known dog species date back to about 9000 BC. Perhaps this species is the type of greyhound used for hunting.

Dog reverence:

When a dog dies in ancient Egypt, his owner would embalm him and take care of him in the same way as a member of the family. Also, they were shaving their eyebrows as a sign of extreme sadness.
In ancient China, the belief was that dogs were a godsend, and their blood was considered sacred to the extent that they were used to seal faith and swear allegiance.
In the Americas, the Maya tribes kept dogs as pets, but they were also associated with the gods. The dogs were said to have been leading the souls of the dead through an expanse called Zebalpa. When the soul reached this underworld, the dog was helping to guide the deceased to cross the challenges put into place by the Zebalpa poles in order to reach heaven.

The age of the dog from his face:

Sharp-faced dog breeds usually live for years longer than flat-faced dogs, such as Bulldogs and Asian dogs. The type of breeding that follows to make the dog's face flat can lead to many health problems, including skin, eyes, and breathing problems, as well as poor heat resistance. The longer the dog's nose is, the more effective it is in internal cooling.

Toxic food:

Dogs should be protected from eating certain human foods even if they are in small quantities, such as grapes and raisins, because they contain an unknown substance that causes kidney failure in dogs. Macadamia nuts can damage the dog's nervous system. Also, onions and garlic may harm red blood cells. As well as chocolate, avocado, and alcohol, and anything with caffeine, as it can be fatal to the dog.

Olfactory strength:

To put this judgment in perspective, a person can discover the scent of a teaspoon of sugar in a cup of coffee, while a dog can detect a teaspoon of sugar in two Olympic-size swimming pools.
Some dogs were said to have smelled the scents of dead bodies underwater, and they were able to smell natural gas deposits 40 feet under the soil, they even could smell the scent of cancer in humans.

Reading minds:

Dogs can read minds, not literally, but they score excellent signs in body language reading. For example, a study during which a therapeutic substance was hidden under one of two inverted buckets. A person stood behind the buckets to give many signals to the body, such as referring to or leaning toward one of the buckets. When the experiment was performed on chimpanzees and 3-year-old kids, they were almost unable to interpret body signals until they learned what they meant, while dogs could immediately understand and distinguish the intended bucket.
Why is this happening? Scientists state that they have no explanation, but dogs are clearly adept at reading the signals of the human body.

The intelligence of a child:

Research at the University of British Columbia has revealed that dog intelligence can compete with a human child from two to two and a half years old. Even dogs can understand 150 to 200 words, and even count to 4 or 5, but deliberately deceive people and other dogs to have fun with them.

Touch is the first sense:

When a puppy is born, the first thing the mother does is clean it up. This process includes touching all nerve endings in the puppy's body, which helps blood flow to all of its limbs. From these gentle beginnings, touch becomes part of the socialization of dogs, which strengthens the bonds between friends and family members, both dogs and humans.

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