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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:
Ash Luiz
City:
Minneapolis
Province, Country:
MN, United States
Type/Breed:
Collie/Springer Spaniel/Black lab
Date of Birth:
June 15, 1998
Date of Death
October 21, 2007
Sex:
Female
Height:
45
Weight:
40
Coat Colour:
Black
Eye Colour:
Brown

Blackie was a wonderful dog. So prude and well-mannered but let her bark out when intruders were present. Although she was daddy's girl, she showed unconditional love towards myself, and the rest of my family. Blackie always loved to run up to you the second you got home and bury her head in your chest, making her feel warm and safe. I miss her so much already but realize she is happy. Before she died at 6:30 am, Sunday October 21, 2007, she looked at my dad, took a deep breath and whimpered right before she passed showing how much she wanted to hang on and not leave us after a long night in the garage with my dad under blankets. Mostly bones and pain she needed to move on into a place of glory, but I will forever remember her cute personality and love.

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