6 Fun Facts for National Puppy Day (Saturday, March 23)
National dog day or puppy day happens on March 23, Saturday. Let’s find out some interesting information about your adorable puppies.
These are some facts you might be unaware of your furry best friend:
- The word “puppy” has French roots. It stems from “pupee,” which is French for “doll or toy.”
Puppies are born Blind and deaf: Dogs have shorter pregnancies in order to hunt for food, leaving their puppies less developed at birth. Female dogs carry puppies for about 9 weeks before birth.
Puppies have baby teeth too: Puppies are born toothless and lose their baby teeth at around 12-16 weeks and have all of their adult teeth by the time they are 6 months old. Puppies have 28 teeth during 2-4 weeks of age and adult dogs have 42.
Puppies sleep a lot: They sleep up to 15-20 hours a day. This much sleep is required to help develop their brain, body and immune system. The American Kennel Club strongly advises dog owner not to disturb them while napping.
Your productivity improves when you have a puppy around: A 2012 study found people who had seen pictures of puppies had an easier time concentrating.
- “Puppy dog eyes” are a real thing: Studies show pups are more likely to raise their eyebrows when humans are watching.
You might have noticed, Dogs don’t enjoy being alone and unbelievably having a dog can even lower your blood pressure.