Look, in the sky! It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s your favorite furry companion?
While flying dogs may be a stretch, your dog does have some amazing abilities that could qualify as superpowers. We all know that dogs have a keen sense of smell and an ear that can detect frequencies that humans cannot, but that’s just the start of it. Keep reading for our list of top superpower senses that your favorite canine may possess.
With Great Power, Comes Great Senses
It’s a myth that dogs only see in black and white; they actually see in blue, yellow/green, and shades of grey. Did you know all canines also possess three eyelids? An upper lid, a lower lid, and a third lid called the nictitating membrane. This special membrane that allows them to see in the dark.
The Incredible Smells
Dogs’ noses are wet for a reason – glands inside produce lubrication that helps capture scents and hold them like glue. This trait gives canines the ability to smell 10,000 to 100,000 times better than the average human.
A Sixth Sense (and seventh, eighth, ninth)
A dog’s nose isn’t just for smell but also detects feelings; they pick up changes in your scent such as perspiration when you are nervous or scared. Their whiskers track little air current changes that tell them the shape, size, and speed of things nearby.
The longer a dog’s nose, the more effective it’s internal cooling system. In addition, each nose print is as unique as a human fingerprint, and can be used to accurately identify each individual.
Duck or pup? The Newfoundland breed has a water resistant coat and webbed feet.