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Man’s Best Friend: Loyal Companion and Protector

Pets owned in the U.S.:

  • • Birds: 20.6 million
  • • Small animals: 18.1 million
  • • Reptiles: 11.5 million
  • • Dogs: 83.3 million
  • • Cats: 95.6 million

Households with a dog: 47%

45% of dogs sleep in their owner’s beds.

Did you know?

  • • Dog domestication may have happened 15,000+ years ago.
  • • There are around 400 million dogs worldwide.
  • • 10 percent of current pet owners are new pet owners.
  • • In the past year, there are 8 million new pet owners.
  • • 72% of dog owners believe their dog can sense when bad weather is coming.
  • • The average dog is about as smart (linguistically) as a 2-year old child.
  • • Dogs can understand up to 250 words & gestures; they can also count up to 5.

Always on the lookout for danger

Your dog’s hearing is 5x better than yours. Dogs hear up to 50,000 to 65,000 cycles per second (humans, just 20,000).

Dogs will fiercely protect their loved ones from harm.

10 most protective dog breeds:

  1. 1. Bullmastiff
  2. 2. Boxers
  3. 3. German Shepherds
  4. 4. Rottweilers
  5. 5. Doberman Pinschers
  6. 6. Irish Wolfhound
  7. 7. Great Dane
  8. 8. Giant Schnauzer
  9. 9. Komondor
  10. 10. Puli

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