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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:
Linda Ricci
City:
Oshawa
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
Shih Tzu
Date of Birth:
June 26,2002
Sex:
Female
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
blonde
Eye Colour:
black

Out of all my wonderful traits I would have to say that I just love everybody! If you pretend to shoot me, I'll fall down,  roll on my back and be real still. "They think I'm dead, but I'm really not". I love all my kids. I had 7 this year. I hope I have 8 next year. I have to share the house with another female named Jenny. She's not very nice to me, but I love her anyway. I also have a wonderful "stud buddy" named Jackson. We we are outside, he protects me.. Life is Good!

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