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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.

Owner:
Diane Buziak
City:
Not Provided
Province, Country:
SK, Canada
Type/Breed:
Terri-Poo
Date of Birth:
August, 1987
Date of Death
May, 2000
Sex:
Male
Height:
11
Weight:
24
Coat Colour:
Black and Gray
Eye Colour:
Brown

Shadow was the best friend I have ever had.  He was my shadow from the day I brought him home at 6 weeks old.  He was a quiet and very obedient dog who went everywhere with me.  He understood everything I said to him.......and his best times were in the car with me, lying on my neck so that he could see the beautiful world around him.  I will forever miss this puppy and pray at nights that I will see him again in Heaven.  Gone But Never Forgotten!  Love Mommy

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