We are eternally grateful to all those kind people who help us to care for the animals in our sanctuary.
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At Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary we have a number of dogs. All have been rescued within the UK.
There are more than 150 dog breeds, divided into 8 classes: sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy, non-sporting, herding, and miscellaneous.
Dogs can vary in size from a 36 inch (150+ lb.) Great Dane to a 2 lb. Chihuahua.
Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not sweat by salivating. They sweat through the pads of their feet.
Dogs may not have as many taste buds as we do (they have about 1,700 on their tongues, while we humans have about 9,000), but that doesn’t mean they’re not discriminating eaters. They have over 200 million scent receptors in their noses (we have only 5 million) so it’s important that their food smells good and tastes good.
An adult dog has 42 teeth.
It was recently discovered that dogs do see in colour, just not as vivid as we see.
Nearly all but two breeds of dogs have pink tongues: the Chow Chow and the Shar-pei both have black tongues.
When a puppy is born, he is blind, deaf, and toothless.
All dogs, regardless of breed, are direct descendants of wolves and technically of the same species.
A dog’s whiskers — found on the muzzle, above the eyes and below the jaws — are technically known as vibrissae. They are touch-sensitive hairs than actually sense minute changes in airflow.
Dogs are capable of locating the source of a sound in 6/100ths of a second by using their swiveling ears like radar dishes.
The perfect gift for animal lovers, why not adopt a Dog
We are eternally grateful to all those kind people who help us to care for the animals in our sanctuary. Donations from the public, businesses and other organisations are vital to our continued survival and any contribution or other form of support is greatly appreciated.
Here are some of the characters that you will see on your visit to the Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary.
Click here to read about Nela, Khampa, Grizzly, Mis and their friends at the Sanctuary.