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20 interesting facts about puppies

Fact 1 Puppies are born blind and deaf.

Fact 2 Puppies are born without teeth.

Fact 3 Puppies spend 15-20 hours a day sleeping

Fact 4 Dalmation puppies are born without spots.

Fact 5 Puppies can have an identical twin.

Fact 6 Puppies grow to half their body weight in the first 4-5 months.

Fact 7 Tired puppies get cranky just like little kids.

Fact 8 The average number of puppies in a litter is 4-6.

Fact 9 Newborn puppies have heat sensors in their noses to help find their mum while their

eyes and ears are closed.

Fact 10 A puppy reaches its full size between 12 and 24 months.

Fact 11 According to the Guinness World Of Records the largest litter of puppies is 24 (born

to a Neapolitan Mastiff in 2004).

Fact 12 A one year old puppy is the equivalent of a 15 year old human.

Fact 13 Touch is the first sense a puppy begins to use.

Fact 14 Many puppies mistake a human smile for aggressive behaviour if the person shows

his or her teeth when smiling.

Fact 15 Puppies don’t open their eyes until they are 9 to 12 days old.

Fact 16 Once their sense glands are developed puppies can smell up to 1,000 times

better than a human.

Fact 17 Puppies can stand up at around 15 days old.

Fact 18 Puppies can walk by about 21 days old.

Fact 19 The best age to adopt a puppy is 8-12 weeks old.

Fact 20 Puppies are good for your health and can lower your blood pressure.

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