Fun Facts for kids

  • Dogs were the first animals to be domesticated over 15 000 years ago. They are descendants of the wolf.
  • The Basenji is the only type of dog that does not bark.
  • Dog nose prints are just as unique as human fingerprints.
  • Cats can’t climb down a tree head first because every claw on a cat’s paw points in the same direction. A cat has to climb down a tree backwards.
  • Did you know a group of cats is called a clowder and a group of kittens is called a kindle.  
  • Typical house cats’ whiskers are important to their balance and if severed may cause them to walk a little sideways.
  • Dalmation puppies do not have any spots on them when they are born. They actually develop them as they grow older.
  • Cats spend 30% of their waking hours grooming themselves.
  • The eyes of a puppy do not open until it is 10-15 days old. Its vision is usually not complete until it is about 4weeks old.
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