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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.

Helena Goertzen
Meadow Lake
Province, Country:
Not Provided
Date of Birth:
October 1993
Date of Death
May 18 2004
Coat Colour:
Chocolate Point
Eye Colour:

Oscar came into my life as a second pet, a companion for Sputnik my Himalayan/Manx.  He brought great joy into the house and kept Sputnik on his toes.  He was the lover, the cuddler, the greeter.  I will miss him dearly and I know that Sputnik misses him desparetly.  His wide blue eyes and his funny little meow when he would greet me at the door will always be missed.

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