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Her current rating is 4.67 out of 5 with 343 vote(s).
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All about Dakota
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.
- Laurie Howse
- Province, Country:
- ON, Canada
- German Shepherd Mix
- Date of Birth:
- December 24, 2002
- Not Provided
- Coat Colour:
- black & tan
- Eye Colour:
Hi my name is Dakota and I'm 5 years old.
My Mom always tells me I'm too cute for this world, she's gonna give me a big head to go with these big ears
My Dad tells me I'm an Adult Puppy and need to act accordingly (Yeah Right!)!!!
I have an older sister Fluff Duff (she is a cat) and I like to chase her all over the place. She doesn't like it though, she hisses and swats at me, but I still do it
I also have a little brother..Riley, he pretty much looks just like me except he doesn't have the big ears that stand up like I do. He can be a pain as he's still acts like a puppy (he's two years old now), but I guess I love him.
We just recently had to say goodbye to Uncle Shep, he has gone to doggy heaven. My whole family is gonna miss him. R.I.P. Sheppy Boy!!!
A favourite passtime for me is chasing my own tail. I go around so fast I get dizzy. Darn tail is hard to catch, but I get it once in a while.
I have many playmates in the family, my biological brother Ace, and cousins Razor, Sammi, Bailey, Piper, Molson, King and Cujo. I haven't seen any of them much lately though which makes me kinda sad. I hope I get to sniff them all real soon!!
I just love the water and in the summertime my pool comes out. I have a blast splashing around in it and dunking my head under the water to get some of my many toys (that I now have to share with my little brother). In winter I just love the SNOW, I love making Doggy Angels (as my mother calls them)!!!!
Can you tell that I'm "SPOILED ROTTEN AND LOVIN' IT??!!!"