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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.

Teri DeAngelis
Valley Stream
Province, Country:
NY, United States
Cocker Spaniel
Date of Birth:
Date of Death
4/29/06-New York
Coat Colour:
Eye Colour:
Dark Brown


There's a special place in heaven
That's been reserved
For all the dogs who so faithfully served
Those of us whose hearts are bereaved
When our place on earth they must leave.


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Pets don't take any special vows to be with us, and yet there they are, by our sides, for better or for worse, in sickness and in health.

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