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Female dog bites are twice as numerous as male bites.-The average dog has 42 permanent teeth.

A dog's nose works about one million times more efficiently than the human nose.

Most domestic dogs are capable of reaching speeds of 32 kms per hour when running flat out but those of the greyhound family may reach speeds up to 70 kms per hour.

A dog's ear is very sensitive, full of sensory nerves that help to preserve hearing. Never, blow into a dog's ear, even gently can hurt a dog. 

It is said that dogs come from a creature similar to a wolf called 'Tomarctus' ("father of dogs") which roamed about many years ago. Dogs first became pets for cavemen, while the Greeks used them for hunting and as guards. Romans traveled through Europe and brought their dogs with them. These dogs bred with the local dogs and gradually many different breeds were created. According to tests made at the Institute for the Study of Animal Problems in Washington D.C., dogs and cats, like people, are either right-handed or left-handed; that is, they favor either their right or left paws.

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