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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.

Leslie Sutherlin
Province, Country:
AZ, United States
Date of Birth:
april 11, 2001
Date of Death
November 9, 2005
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Coat Colour:
black, brown, white
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My cat Linus was such a wonderful cat when i first layed eyes on him after being born with his 4 other brothers.. i dont know how but i taught him to lick my nose when you nuzzled him and kissed him... im gonna miss his sweet purrs when he lays with you snuggling close to your body at night.. im gonna miss his golden eyes looking up at me when wanting food.. im really gonna miss my cat... but now he has gone to a better place.. I love him very much...

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