It may seem ironic but studies have shown that humans are able to recognize their dog by scent alone. Dogs are often thought to have a very strong sense of smell and ultimately they do, as their ability to recognize scents is about 1000 times stronger than a humans. However, human beings are still able to recognize biological scents including the smell of their dog. There are some things that make it easier to recognize a dogs scent as well such as their diet and their housing conditions.
- Dogs are typically used to sniff out people, other animals or even drugs and explosives when trained by the police.
- In human beings, the sense of smell is one of the least important senses that we have but it still plays an important role in our lives.
- A dogs sense of smell is said to be roughly 1000 times more sensitive than a human when it comes to biologically related odors.
“Although that is not an insignificant number, the little beagle has 225 million olfactory receptors, and the grand champion for smelling — the bloodhound — has 300 million receptors to pick up scent cues.”