Do we know everything? Absolutely NO! There is a lot to perceive about these genius creatures. So, we have put together some interesting facts about canine friends that every dog lover should know.
A newly born dog can’t see or hear.
Dogs (puppies) are born deaf and blind. They neither can see nor can they hear anything until they reach the age of two weeks. In fact, they don’t even open their eyes until then. Interestingly, newborn dogs use their olfactory system (sense of smell) to recognize their mother dog.
Puppies sleep for about 18-20 hours a day.
Just the way infants do, a puppy on average sleeps for about 12-14 hours a day. To support the development of their critical organs like the heart and brain, younger puppies need approximately 18-20 hours of sleep. At the age of one year, puppies reach their adult stage and get into the sleeping habit of an adult dog, which is about 8-12 hours a day.
The first sense a dog develops is ‘the touch’.
Once a puppy is born, the mother dog cleans the baby dog by licking and nudging. This way puppy’s nerve endings get energized and blood starts flowing throughout their body. This is how the touch helps a puppy bond with its mother. This helps them develop stronger social connections as they grow.
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