Do Dogs Have More Bones Than Humans?

Do Dogs Have More Bones Than Humans?

Do Dogs Have More Bones Than Humans?

Dogs have considerably more bones than humans. The human skeleton is made up of 206 bones, while the skeleton of a dog has an average of 319 bones.

The exact number of bones in a dog's skeleton can vary based on whether the tail has been docked or whether any bones have been removed for medical reasons. On average, a dog's tail has anywhere from six to 23 bones. Dogs of all sizes share roughly the same number of bones. This means that, despite the size difference, a Chihuahua and a Great Dane have approximately the same number of bones.