National Puppy Day Puppy Facts!

In honor of National Puppy Day we decided to forgo the usual “Fun Music Facts of the Day” and give you a few fun puppy facts.

1. There are more puppies born in the US each year (6.2 million) than babies. (4 million)

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2. Puppies get lonely, just like us. They are in the womb with a litter and are born with a litter so they love the company of humans or other animals.

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3. In 2013, the most popular breed of puppy was the Labrador Retriever. The second most popular that year was the German Shepherd.

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4. Puppies are born without teeth and don’t yet have the ability to hear or smell.

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5. The first sense that puppies begin to use is their sense of touch.

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6. Puppies nose-prints are as unique as a humans fingerprints. No two prints are alike.

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7. Puppies keep their eyes closed for the first 9-12 days of their lives.

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8. Puppies only listen to the first syllable of a word. For all you people out there naming your puppy Mister Fuzzy Paws, all they hear is Mist.

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9. During their first week of life, puppies spend 90% of their days asleep and the other 10% eating. Sweet life!

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10. At one year old, a puppy is considered an adult.

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Extra puppy fact

-The Beatles song “A Day In The Life” has a high pitched whistle at the end of it only audible to dogs. It’s said that Paul McCartney put it in for his Shetland Sheepdog.

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