More dog facts about the nose and sense of smell

Bull Terrier - dog factsHello all, new Dog Facts here!
Let’s talk about some more dog facts about our nose and sense of smell.

Our nose is very sensitive, 1000–10,000,000 times more than human sense of smell. The main reason is that we have up to 60 times more scent glands than a human has.
The part in our brain to interpret smells is four times larger than in humans.

We can do extraordinary things with our nose. Detecting drugs or dead bodies even under water is only part of it. We can also be trained to smell hiding bugs or gas deep down in the ground. We are even said to be able to detect some sorts of cancer by sniffing.

Smelling the urine of other dogs tells us more about the gender of the dog leaving the urine, its mood, age and health. Now you know why the daily sniff mail always takes its time.

Allrighty! That’s it for today!
Cya next time with another interesting dog fact.


Dog facts about the nose and sense of smell

Bull Terrier - dog factsHey folks, it’s Mila.
Well, which body part did we not cover so far in our dog facts? Riiiight, the NOSE!
Brace yourself, here come the facts!
A dog’s nose print is just as unique as a human finger print.
It can actually be used to identify us.

So, how do WE identify other dogs?
I see you already guessed it, by sniffing – predominantly butts. This sniffing tells us a lot about the other dog, for example if the other one is a boy or a girl, if he/she is friendly and if we have met before.
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More facts about dog’s eyes

Bull Terrier - dog factsHi guys, Mila here.
Today I have more interesting dog facts about dog’s eyes.

Now we’re getting a little scientific:
Dogs on average have a total visual field of 250 degrees. The degree of binocular overlap is approximately 85 degrees for a short nosed dog versus 75 degrees for long nosed dog. In comparison humans have a binocular vision of about 120 degrees.
Still, dogs enjoy a visual advantage: Human eyes are located directly on the front of the face, while dog’s eyes usually sit a little shifted to a paltry lateral position.

Because of this, a human’s total visual field is only 190 degrees. Remember, we dogs enjoy enjoy around 60 degrees more of peripheral vision, a total visual field of 250 degrees.
However, these are only average numbers, because the visual field of dogs actually depends on the shape of its head and therefore varies among breeds.
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The eyes of dogs and their vision

Bull Terrier - dog factsHi everyone, it’s me again, Mila. Hope you’re all doin’ good.
Here’s another smart dog fact to make you all geniuses.

Let’s talk about dog’s eyes today:
After their birth the eyes of puppies do not fully open before they are about 12 days old. This is different from humans. Human babies usually open their eyes right at birth.

An get this! Every dog has not one, not two – no – THREE eyelids. The third eye lid is called “nictitating membrane” or “haw”.
It serves the purpose of keeping the eye lubricated and protected. In some breeds it is more visible than in others. You may have already wondered about that opaque membranes in your dog’s eyes.

Scientists for a long time assumed that dogs cannot see any colors. Newer studies however suggest that this assumption is wrong.
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