12 fun facts about cats and dogs

Did You Know? 

  • If never speyed or neutered, a female dog, her mate, and their puppies could produce over 66,000 dogs in six years
  • A group of cats is called a clowder, and a group of kittens is called a kindle
  • Dog's and cat's nose prints are similar to a fingerprint of a human, each one is unique
  • Dogs can be trained to detect epileptic seizures
  • White cats with blue eyes are quite often born deaf
  • All kittens are born with blue eyes.  These start changing colour from seven weeks of age
  • Cats can see six times better in the dark and at night than humans can
  • Dalmatian puppies are born pure white and their spots develop with age
  • The heaviest recorded dog was "Zorba", an old English Mastiff, who weighed in at 155.5kg in 1989
  • Three dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic, a Newfoundland, a Pomeranian, and a Pekingese
  • The Basenji is the only breed of dog that doesn't bark
  • Ginger cats are almost always male, and tortoiseshell cats are almost always female - the gene for coat colour is sex-linked


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