How cute is Moxy?
Her current rating is 4.66 out of 5 with 29 vote(s).
All about Moxy
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.
- Amie Roberts
- Province, Country:
- ON, Canada
- Labrador/Border Collie
- Date of Birth:
- Not Provided
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We rescued Moxy from a local shelter, she was the only dog there and she immediately melted our hearts. She was found wandering around a city street and was brought in. Months down the road and she is still as hyper as the day we got her.
She loves to run so our visits to the dog park are always eventful and full of running, jumping and wrestling with the other dogs. Her favourite toy is the rubber bone with the rope ends, she whips it around and loves to play tug-o-war with it.
She loves the cats but the cats don't really love her, she forgets that she weighs much more than them and her big clunky paws can hurt. She really needs another doggy best friend to run around and play with.