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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.
- Tina Pan
- Province, Country:
- BC, Canada
- American Pit Bull Terrier/Lab/Rotti
- Date of Birth:
- June 2003
- Not Provided
- Coat Colour:
- black and white
- Eye Colour:
Hi, I'm Monty, the American Pit Bull Terrier. On walks, I get many stares, and some people even back away from me. I think that it's unfair for pit bulls to be classified as dangerous to many people. I really hope that everyone can give us a chance, and see that we can be as sweet as golden retrievers.
I arrived to my family September 9th, 2003, from the Maple Ridge SPCA. I was a tiny little puppy- only 3 months old, and weighing 19 pounds! I have grown a lot now, but most of my weight comes from my big bones. I love to play, and run in the yard. I am very friendly to people and other dogs. Sometimes, cats startle me, but usually, I leave them alone. On walks, I pick up many things. I recently picked up a lost cell phone on the street, which my owner returned. I have many doggy friends, and I enjoy playing with them. I have been bitten by a Shetland Sheepdog, and it really scared me. I was only 4 months old. I don't know what I did wrong, I don't want it to happen again. I loved my Kong, but I lost it- I think it rolled down the driveway one day....
When my family and I moved about 2 months ago, I was so scared! On moving day, I hid behind a tree and watched stranger move things in and out of the new house. I was upset : ( After about a day or two, I realized that this new home had a bigger yard than the old one! I romped around and found many toys buried in the yard. Boy was I happy!