Thursday, July 9, 2015

Fun comparisons between dogs and humans

Dogs and humans don't look particularly similar, but we still have a lot in common. We have many differences too, that go deeper than the fur. Here are some fun comparisons between dogs and humans.

  • A human has 20 milk teeth and 32 permanent teeth.
  • A puppy has 28 milk teeth, and most adult dogs have 42.

  • Most humans can't hear beyond 25 yards.
  • Dogs can hear sounds 250 yards away, and they have twice as many muscles for moving their ears as people do. 

  • Humans have a visual range of 180 degrees.
  • Dogs have a visual range of 250 degrees. On the other hand, we have a larger range with clear focus, and less peripheral vision.

  • A normal breathing rate for an adult is 8 to 16 breaths per minute.
  • Dogs take between 10 and 30 breaths per minute.

  • Most humans' hearts beat 70 to 80 times a minute.
  • A dog's heart beats between 70 and 120 

  • Humans cool off by sweating.
  • Dogs cool off by panting, and through the pads of their feet.

~ Maria Sadowski ~

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