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Dog is a Crotch Sniffer – Pet tip 245

Most dog owners are aware that dog noses are extremely sensitive. This is due to the quantity of olfactory or ‘smell’ receptors in a dog’s nose. Whereas humans have around five million olfactory receptors, dogs have two hundred and twenty million. This makes their noses exponentially more sensitive than a human’s. Most times a dog’s sensitive nose works to our benefit. All kinds of dogs are used as service dogs to help humans find missing people, sniff out explosives, drugs etc. They can smell people coming from quite a distance and alert us to their presence. There are some embarrassing occasions however, when a dog’s nose is just too sensitive from our human perspective. Most notably this occurs when dogs try to sniff humans in their private areas.

This behaviour is a common one in dogs and equally common is the fact that it upsets most dog owners. The reason some dogs sniff at a human’s private parts is the same reason they sniff the private parts of other dogs. We know that when they smell other dogs in this way they can tell the sex, rank (is the dog more dominant or submissive) age and other information about the dog.

Eve Theriault
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Bilbo thinks he is a cat. When we got him we had 3 cats. Now we only have one and he follows her every where and even stretches like her. He cries when she ignores him (which she does alot, being a senior cat).
Bilbo loves to go to the contry and to play in the water, as long as he touches the bottom. Mud is even better!
We got him from the SPCA as a puppy (about 5 months old) and we don't know if he has ever been around children (we don't have any and there aren't that many around our place), but he just loves them and he is just so patient with them, he even fetches, which he barely ever does with us.

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