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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.

Pam Burke
Province, Country:
PE, Canada
Border Collie Mix
Date of Birth:
October 16, 2000
Coat Colour:
Black and white
Eye Colour:

I was adopted from the PEI Humane Society by two funny humanes when I was 2 months old...

Now I spend my days laying in the sun, chasing cats, chatting with the Labs next door and teasing the Pomeranian that just moved in.

I love to play catch & go to the local dog park to run with my friends. I'm
hoping to get into agility soon and I am currently learning how to jump the
hurtles, rather then run around them. :)

When I'm at home I can be found bouncing my Kong down the stairs to get treats, or kicking around a ball.

My favorite spot to relax is the bed, but I also love stealing warm spots on the couch when someone gets up.

My pet peeves would be when I drop my food in the water dish, and when the
mail man wakes me up from my mid morning nap. I sometimes growl at him when
he comes over, then he runs away. hehehehe

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