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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.

Aimee Gorin
Province, Country:
NY, United States
Date of Birth:
July, 1990
Date of Death
June, 1, 2004
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Tiran was the sweetest dog in the world-even if he was old.

He ate what he was and wasn't suppose to eat, but he still was the same lovable dog.

Even if he pooped all over the house and had epilepsy he was the dog I use to sleep on and try to ride when I was a baby.

I hated to walk him, but I loved him the same.

I knew he had back leg trouble, and he was old.

But when I found out he had cancer, I was sad.

Now that he has been put to sleep, I'll love that dog with a different kind of love .

I just hope if there is such thing as afterlife or rebirth that he has a owner as great as him...


I WILL MISS TIRAN, A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And so will my family.

Au revoir my familiar(petname)!

-Aimee, with respects to Tiran from my dad, mom, and his brother Gamla(dog)!


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