How cute is Hubert?
His current rating is 4.78 out of 5 with 130 vote(s).
All about Hubert
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.
- Wild Rose
- The Frozen North
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- BC, Canada
- Albino Hedgehog
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Hubert is indeed a unique Pet :)
He loves to burrow around our bedroom and just zips around the room at night. He looks like a giant jellybean just tearing about!
He actually loves sweets. He is like my husband that way. We had accidentaly dropped a marshmallow and forgot about it, well the next day in the middle of the floor, there was the mostly eaten mallow!
He likes to be held and is almost never a nusiance ~smile~. He's even litter trained :) We've only had him since May 2002, but it feels like we've always heard the scurrying of his feet late at night while we sleep.:)