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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.

Jenny Miller
Province, Country:
NB, Canada
Date of Birth:
Nov 2004
Date of Death
Feb 89th 2005
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I didn't have this little fella for that long. He had parvo and we didn't know. In the time we did have him he was a pleasure and made me feel that I could love something and care for it with all my heart. He passed away in peace and didn't suffer that long. Rascal's life was meant to be like this. I am just happy he had the opportunity to be loved. He will forever be remembered. Fly high little man. Miss you

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