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Science Week

Did you know that cynology is the study of dogs? We didn’t either until we did some research for this blog, but just because we didn’t know the word for it doesn’t mean we’ve not always been interested in it. The thing is, the education team at dogs trust are fascinated with anything dog related.

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Some interesting dogs facts for you today;

A dog is roughly as intelligent as a two-year-old toddler!

A dog’s whiskers help him or her navigate in the dark

And finally, many people think that dogs cannot sweat, but this isn’t true. They can sweat, but only from one part of their body…their paws!

Wow, pawsome fact!

There you go, I bet you didn’t know that!

But these little facts are just skimming the surface of all the captivating secrets are four-legged-friends are harbouring. In light of all these doggy mysteries, our education officer Dawn created some wonderful downloadable resources in aid of Science week.

Science week is all about discovering and learning, so why not uncover the enigma behind the canine. Just how strong is a dog’s nose? If dogs are colour blind does that mean they can only see in black and white (spoiler alert-no that’s not the case), and what about their hearing? My dogs ears are always pricked, does that mean they have super ears?


My owner must be broken...his feet smell and his nose runs...

We’re not going to simply tell you these facts, you have to work them out yourself by downloading our resources here, and carrying out our experiments. We’d love to hear how you get on, so please give us feedback by commenting below, or emailing us at [email protected]


Happy discovering!