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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.

Owner:
Lucy Heery
City:
Dublin
Province, Country:
Not Provided
Type/Breed:
Long haired Dachshund
Date of Birth:
May 1991
Date of Death
25/3/2006
Sex:
Male
Height:
10
Weight:
12
Coat Colour:
brown
Eye Colour:
brown

Jasper was not just a dog, nor just a family pet. He was a friend. Not just a friend, one of the best friends my family will ever have. He was gentle, quiet and loyal. He would follow you around everywhere. When my other dog Max was just a puppy, Jasper looked out for him. One of the funny times we had was when my mum took Jasper out for a walk, the lead slipped from her hand, and since he was so quiet, she didn't realise he was gone!


 He had bad back problems so he had to have a big operation. Thankfully he survived. he really loved walks. Many years later he started getting very thin. We could not get him to eat. He drank bowls of water and kept getting sick. We brought him to the vet and he had an operation. We thought he was cured.


He started eating again. But, he always had diaria, drank a lot and kept getting sick. One day he had bad diaria, so my parents brought him to the vet again. We thought he would be cured again. But to our shock, the vet told my parents that he had lost 10% of his body weight and that he should be put asleep and if we kept it to late he would go into great suffering. So my parents did the right thing. When my parents told me the news I started crying. So did my mum. I loved Jasper more than anything. But now instead of crying because I miss him, I laugh and smile at all the good and funny moments we shared. Now I understand, that though the body is gone, Jasper's spirit shall remain in our heart.

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