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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:
Loretta Harpham
City:
Saskatoon
Province, Country:
SK, Canada
Type/Breed:
Lhaso Apso/Shih-tzu
Date of Birth:
May 25, 1993
Date of Death
Dec. 2006
Sex:
Male
Height:
8
Weight:
15
Coat Colour:
mostly white
Eye Colour:
brown

Little Zeus, King of All Dogs, friend to all, and member of the Harpham family in Saskatchewan, left behind beautiful memories of his life for his family and friends.  Mistaken sometimes for the "Kleenex Dog", and sometimes for simply a floor mop, Zeus was able to win his way into everyone's hearts.


Prior to retirement, Zeus entertained everyone with his one-act Dog Show, sitting pretty, rolling over, shaking (a paw), dancing pretty, looking for "Pooky", and countless other tricks. 


One didn't DARE use the words "walk" or "cookie" around him unless it followed up with the same.  When asked if he was feeling alright, Zeus would always repeat three times, that he was feeling "ruff!"  He could "go find" but he refused to be anyone's slave.  He would never "go fetch".  "If you want that darn stick, you'll have to tear it from me!" 


Zeus developed a taste for almost all foods, but never for jalapeno peppers or lettuce.  It was rare that he ever got to sample Real People food, since he feasted on vegetarian dry dog food for eleven years of his life.   Zeus lived to the ripe old age of thirteen-and-a-half, dying peacefully, in Dec. 2006.


The Harpham Family   


Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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