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.