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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.

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Jack Russle Terrier
Date of Birth:
May 15, 2010
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Coat Colour:
White with black
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Dexter is a pup who follows us around the house. He is very hyper and craves attention :) Dexter is just getting used to our home since we recently rescued him from the Humane Society. We have four cats who up until 2 weeks ago, thought our home was their castle. Dexter is our newest addition and is enforcing upon our cats that he is the "man of the house". We are desperately trying to find a way to help all of our animals coexist under one roof. Updates will come...

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