Furry Fast Facts

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  • Dalmatians are born pure white; they develop their spots when they are 10-14 days old.
  • Dogs have twice as many muscles as humans.
  • Chihuahuas are the smallest breed of dog.
  • The tallest breeds of dogs are the Irish Wolfhound, Great Dane, the St. Bernard, Borzoi, Anatolian Karabash and the English Mastiff. They can get to be nearly 90cm+ at their shoulders.
  • The oldest dog on record was an Australian Cattle Dog, which lived to be 29!
  • Dogs and cats age around seven years to a human’s one year. That means that if your pet is three-years-old, it is the equivalent of a 21 year old human!
  • The nose pad of a cat forms a pattern that is unique, just like the fingerprint of a human.
  • A cat’s heart beats twice as fast as a human heart, at 110 to 140 beats per minute.
  • A single pair of cats and their offspring can produce as many as 420,000 kittens in just 7 years!
  • Cats have 290 bones in their bodies, and 517 muscles.