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How Good is a Dog's Sense of Smell?
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith
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Q. How good is my dog's sense of smell?
 
A. Dogs have a keen sense of smellA dog's scent organ (inside his nose) is about four times larger than a human's, and a dog's sense of smell is about 50-100 times more powerful than ours. Although all dogs have a powerful sense of smell, some breeds have a greater talent for sniffing out things. A few examples are Basset Hounds, Bloodhounds, and Beagles, which are considered 'scent hounds.' If you live with a scent hound, you know how difficult it is to get his mind focused on anything but odors.
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