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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.

Brittany Rankin
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MD, United States
Siberian Hamster
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A tribute to Little Donnie

Little Donnie was one of three Siberian hamster brothers, originally known as the Peanuts Boys. We adopted them from Small Angels Rescue in Frederick, MD. Little Donnie used to be known as "Charlie Brown", but our daughter Brittany renamed him "Little Donnie" after Johnny Depp's character in the movie "Donnie Brasco". Little Donnie always liked to "whack" people. He used to make the hand motiions with his little paws. That's how we always knew which one was him. He was "whacking" up until the end. He was a sweet little Hamster child and his brothers Little Roux and Little Jack are really going to miss him. Of course we will miss him as well. He'll be in Hamster/critter heaven with our other pets that we've loved and lost: Shadow (cat), Muffet (cat), Rhett (cat), Ashley (cat), Little B. (Siberian hamster), Tiny Benny (Siberian hamster), Little Georgie (gerbil) and Xiaoling (Chinese hamster), and Sugar (goldfish).

Love from all of us,

Brittany, Benay, Gary, Tara (cat), Rusty (cat), Little Jack and Little Roux (Little Donnie's brothers)


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