There are many different stereotypes and myths surrounding dogs of all kinds, and it is important that you take the time to find out what some of them are if you are thinking about getting one in the near future. Many of the common beliefs that people hold regarding dogs are not true, so you will want to find out the truth before getting your dog.
Certain breeds of dogs are naturally vicous
While many people believe that Rottweilers and pit bills are vicious dogs by nature, nothing could be further from the truth. The fact is that no breed of dog is naturally vicious, and it all depends on the way they are raised.
Pugs are lazy dogs
One common misconception about pugs is that they are all very lazy, when in reality many of them are quite active and spritely. If you are thinking about getting one of these dogs, you will definitely want to know that most of them do not simply laze around all day long.
A warm or dry nose means a dog is sick
Despite the old commonly held belief that a dry or warm nose means a dog is sick, the fact is that it is perfectly normal for a dog’s nose to not be wet. You will not want to rely heavily on the moisture or temperature of your dog’s nose when trying to determine if it is sick.
The mouths of dogs are cleaner than humans
A lot of people seem to still believe that the mouths of dogs are cleaner than humans’, but the truth is that their mouths still contain lots of germs as well as other things that you will not want to get on your hands. When you take your dog to the vet, he or she will wear gloves, and there is a reason for that.
Dogs can only see in black and white
Many people believe that dogs can only see in black and white, when in reality they see in color, but not the way most people do. Most dogs can see colors on the blue spectrum better than any other color, but it is simply not true that they can only see in black and white.
Dogs eat grass to make themselves throw up
If you ever see your dog eating grass in your yard, it is most likely not because they are trying to make themselves throw up. A lot of experts believe that this behavior comes from the days when wild dogs would eat the stomach contents of their prey, which usually consisted mostly of plants and grass.
It’s impossible to teach an old dog new tricks
You can still teach your dog tricks no matter how old it is. It is a total myth that older dogs can learn how to do certain tricks, though it may be more difficult depending on how they are. It’s never too late to start training your dog.