13 Fun Facts About Your Dog’s Sense of Smell

13 Fun Facts About Your Dog’s Sense of Smell

Did you know that dog’s sense of smell is 10,000-100,000 times stronger than humans? Cool huh? They also possess up to 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses, compared to only about six million in us. The part of a dog’s brain that’s devoted to analyzing smells is also around forty times greater.

To conclude our 3-part series on dog senses, we’ll discuss the cool facts about your dog’s nose, so sit back and prepare to be amazed!


The Importance of Noses to Dogs

Canine noses are for more than just smelling the roses; their smell and site are the most reliable senses they possess. While we mainly depend on our vision for interpreting visual data, dogs use both smell and site to assess their environments and communicate. They commit much of their brainpower to decipher odors, which is why they can smell between 10,000 to 100,000 times better than humans.

13 Fun Facts About Your Dog’s Sense of Smell