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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.

Michael Mitchell
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NY, United States
Maine Coon
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March 19, 2005
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Samantha was with me for 11 years.  She was there with me through so many things in my life.  I found out that she had cancer on her tummy (we called it her "boo-boo") and she had to be put to sleep.  After 11 years of unconditional love, it was very hard.  I won't forget her and her little "diva" attitude.  We'll meet again one day.  Now she can be at rest without any discomfort ...be well and be happy Samantha!  Miss you.

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