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Twenty Head-Tilting Dog Facts

There's probably no animal out there that has such a pure and loving heart as dogs do. 

Sure, there's animals out there with a larger heart physically -- but figuratively? We don't think so. 

Here are 20 doggo facts that'll have your head titling to one side: 

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    Dog - A dog once accidentally finished a half marathon-in 7th place.
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    Mammal - Ancient Greeks and Romans mourned and buried their beloved dogs.
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    Vertebrate - Australian Shepherds will sometimes try to herd small children out of habit.
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    Dog - Because Cheetahs are such nervous animals, zoos have been ha own to give them emotional support dogs.
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    Dog - Bomb-sniffing dogs are trained to never scratch, paw, or bark when they detect explosives.
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    Water - Chaser the Border Collie has the largest tested memory of any non-human animal. He's able to retrieve 1,022 different toys by name.
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    Dog breed - Dogs react to human crying the same way they do to other dogs whining.
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    Dog breed - Dogis brains link the smell.of their owners to pleasure.
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    Dog - In Welsh folklore, Corgis were the preferred method of transportation for Fairies.
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    Dog - Sergeant Stubby was the most decorated dog of WWII and was even promoted to rank of Ser- geant through combat-the only dog to receive such an honor.
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    Facial expression - Shelter dogs were used as ball boys' at Brazil's Tennis Open to raise awareness for their street animals and promote adoption.
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    Dog - In 2014, an estimated 2.8 millions dogs were on antidepressants in America.
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    Natural landscape - In some countries, retired police dogs are eligible for pensions.
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    Dog breed - Like humans, dogs with negative experiences will lie awake at night worrying.
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    Dog - Male puppies will often let female puppies win during horseplay.
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    Dog - Near Australia there is an island where dogs are used to guarda colony of penguins.
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    Canidae - Nepal holds a yearly festival where they thank-dogs for their loyalty and friendship.
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    Dog - The FBI tracks animal abusers.
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    Dog - There are vending machines for dogs.
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    Nature - Unsurprisingly., dogs have the biggest hearts in relation to their bodies of any animal.
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