All about Jessie
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.
- Natalie G
- Province, Country:
- ON, Canada
- Brittany Spaniel
- Date of Birth:
- June 20 1992
- Date of Death
- May 12 2004
- Not Provided
- Coat Colour:
- liver and white
- Eye Colour:
Jessie was a great dog.
She was always very energetic, happy and hungy up until a few months before we had to put her down.
My uncle let us adopt her when she was 5 (his girlfriend and he broke up) and we've cherished her ever since. She was very loved and spoiled.
She loved everyone and always knew just what to do to make us laugh.
She loved treats, running outside, and getting filthy because she would get into things she shouldn't. She loved birds and loved cats....they didnt love her back though and she would get swatted, or she would think a skunk was a cat...we all know what would happen.
She is burried in a mini pet cemetary in a family friend's yard.
We miss her dearly and pur home seems huge and quiet without her.
We love you Jessie.
You have impacted our lives more than most people will ever know.
Love you Always!