Dog Facts for Kids




Dogs have formed such a strong bond as pets, workers and companions to humans that they have earned the nickname "man's best friend".



  • Humans help train various dog breeds to enter in competitions such as breed shows, agility and obedience contests, racing and sled pulling.


  • Dog have superior hearing than humans, capable of hearing sounds at four times the distance.


  • Dogs have a remarkable sense of smell, they are capable of differentiating odors in concentrations nearly 100 million times lower than humans can.


  • The average life span for a dog is around 10 to 14 years.


  • Those involved in dog breeding refer to males as ‘dogs’, females as ‘bitches’, dogs younger than a year old as ‘puppies’ and a group of offspring as a ‘litter’.


  • Domestic dogs are omnivores, they feed on a variety of foods including grains, vegetables and meats.



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