A lot of pet dogs and puppies are tame this means they are friendly and are comfortable to be around people. There are more than 200 breeds of dogs such as border collies and dobermans pinscher which are smart and can be easily trained.
What do dogs eat?
Newborn puppies will drink their mothers milk. Gradually as they get older, the puppies will start to eat solid food such as meat and special biscuits. Their food contains vitamins to help them keep strong and healthy.Dogs need lots of fresh water every day.
Do toy dogs love to play?
Toy dogs are small dogs.They enjoy playing with people who are very gentle with them and hold them properly. Cavaliers and chihuahuas are small dogs and make amazing family pets. Some toy dogs can be as short as 20 centimetres.
Can I have a pet wolf ?
No – it would be much to dangerous. Wolves are the largest type of wild dog, and they are not tame. Grey wolves live in packs or family groups together and look for animals to eat which makes them a carnivores.
Are all baby dogs called puppies?
No, baby wild dogs such as dingoes and foxes are called cubs. dingoes live in every state of Australia except for Tasmania and foxes such as the red fox live in many different parts of the world.
Why are some postmen scared of dogs?
A dog likes to guard it’s territory so if a stranger they don’t know comes into it’s territory a dog might bark. Not all dogs bark to tell someone to stay away but to show they are happy to see you.
What is a litter?
The word litter is for a group of puppies that have been born at the same time. A mother dog is pregnant for about two months, as the puppies grow inside her. Most mother dogs have litters of three to eight puppies at a time and will take of them for the first weeks of their lives.
Are dogs helpful?
Dogs can help people in many ways. Guide dogs are trained to help guide people who have a difficulty seeing , hearing, or walking. These dogs are clever enough to warn their owners of danger and guide them safely when they go out.
Do all puppies look like their parents?
Not if both parents are different breeds. Puppies may have different features from both parents- long hair from their mother and floppy ears from their father.
How smart are dogs?
Some dogs are smarter than others.The smartest dogs can be trained to work with humans. Border collies are trained to herd sheep and keep farm animals safe at night from other animals such as foxes that could attack them.
Can dogs and puppies swim?
Some puppies can swim from the time they run where as others may never learn to swim. When dogs and puppies swim it’s as if they are walking or running underwater, this is called the doggy paddle.
Why do dogs chase balls?
it’s natural for dogs to chase balls, they do this because in the wild they have to chase their prey to be able to catch it so as they can eat.Dogs also chase balls because they find it fun.
Can dogs have stripes?
Dogs come in many different shapes, sizes and colours but none are stripy. Dalmatians are well known for their white coat and black spots, although they have spots the new born puppies are born completely white and after a couple of weeks they start to develop spots all over their body.
Do old dogs grow grey?
Yes- the fur around their snout will start to to turn grey or white. some older dogs will also lose their hearing and have hearing problems. Elderly dogs don’t have as much energy so they sleep a lot more than puppies.
How do dogs keep warm?
Most dogs have thick fur to keep warm.
Saint Bernards are suited to cold climates and are trained to find lost people in the mountains.
Which puppies have wrinkles?
The puppies that have the most wrinkles are shar peis. They have lots of deep folds of skin that cover their body. Gradually as they get older they grow into their wrinkles, but after they have grown to their full size they still have some wrinkles.
Are dogs colour – blind?
Dogs can see in colour but just in a different way to us. While guide dogs are out with their owners if they come to some traffic lights they look at the different brightness and position of the light so they can cross safely.
Why do puppies chew?
Puppies chew when they are teething, as chewing things makes their more comfortable through this stage. Dogs also like chew when they are playing.
Why do dogs fetch?
Hunting dogs were trained to fetch birds such as pheasants, that had been caught by their owners while hunting.Mow most of these kinds of dogs are kept as pets such golden retrievers and they still love to play fetch/.
When is a dog like a sausage?
When it is a sausage dog, this breed of dog has a long body with a low tummy and four stubby legs,It’s proper name is dachshunds, this means badger dog. sausage dogs or dachshunds are very good at digging.
What is a rescue dog?
Rescue dogs are trained to find lost travellers that are stuck under snow, they find the travellers by tracking their scent.
Do all dogs have pink tongues?
Not all dogs have pink tongues in fact the chow chow has a blue – black tongues as well as their tongue being black – blue their mouth is also the same colour. Chow chows have been bred in China for thousands of years and are very loyal to their owners.
When can puppies wag their tails?
Puppies will usually start to wag their tails when they are four weeks old and are still feeding on their mothers milk. Older dogs will wag their tail when they are happy to see another dog or when they see a person they like.
Are puppies born blind?
Newborn puppies are born blind and helpless. They open their eyes when they are about nine weeks old. At three weeks they can move around awkwardly. At six weeks they begin to eat solid foods.
How do hot dogs cool down?
Dogs pant when they feel they need to cool down When we get too hot we sweat and can take off some clothes, whereas dogs can’t take off their warm coat and can only sweat from their paws. Panting helps dogs to keep cool and comfortable.
Why do puppies sleep so much?
When puppies are awake they will spend a lot of their time learning, playing and feeding. As puppies get older they don’t sleep as much.
Why do dogs love to sniff?
Dogs have a better sense of smell than we do. Smelling can tell dogs about people and other animals.
Can dogs sense danger?
Dogs will usually react to sudden movements and loud noises. It means they are alert to dangers. Some dogs can sense earthquakes and thunderstorms before they happen.
Which is the strongest dog?
Huskies are one of the strongest dogs and can pull sleds while in the freezing cold weather.
Do dogs have haircuts?
Long haired dogs must have haircuts to keep them cool because it is really dangerous for dogs to overheat and long haired dogs keep the warmth in, while dogs with long fur need to get cut every now and again short haired dogs don’t because they shed their fur(this is called molting)