A dog's nose is wet, cute and squishy, but it plays an important part in how she interprets her world. While humans rely on their eyes to collect information about their surroundings, a dog uses her nose.
It is estimated that dogs can identify smells somewhere between 10,000 to 100,000 times better than humans.
Whereas humans have 5 million scent receptors, a dog has many, many more! A Dachshund has about 125 million, a German Shepherd 225 million, and a Bloodhound a whopping 300 million! Sort of makes us humans inferior!
These powerful sniffers are perfect for some very unique jobs that couldn't be accomplished by humans. Sniffing out drugs and bombs, finding people buried in avalanches, tracking down criminals and detecting cancerous cells are just a few of the amazing feats that dogs can perform.
With noses that sensitive, make sure you do your dog a favor and keep yourself smelling clean....and go easy on the cologne! Wait....don't clean your socks though. Yea, keep those socks nice and smelly. That's the way they like 'em!
Hi! My name is Brenda and along with my husband, Jerry, we are thrilled to have discovered the wonderful world of Labradoodles! Australian Labradoodles to be exact. Join us on our journey of breeding and living with this extraordinary breed and you'll find yourself hooked as well!