Dogs might be man’s best friend, and they are treated more and more like people. Despite all our similarities there are also some interesting differences.
Unless some have fallen out, an adult dog has 42 teeth. A puppy has 28.
An adult human has 32 teeth, and a child has 20.
Dogs can hear sounds 250 yards away.
Most humans can hear sounds around 25 yards away.
Dogs have a smaller range of clear focus than humans, but a significantly wider peripheral vision. Dogs have a visual range of 250 degrees, and humans only 180 degrees.
Most adults breathe 8 to 16 times per minute.
Most dogs breathe between 10 and 30 times per minute.
A human’s heart generally beats 70 to 80 times per minute.
A dog’s heart beats between 70 and 120 times per minute.