Anyone who pulls up next to my vehicle knows that I love
dogs. Not because I have stickers plastered across my
vehicle, instead I have dog nose prints all over the inside of my
back windows. These streaks got me to
Did you know?
Your dog's nose has a pattern of ridges and dimples that, in
combination with the nostril openings make up a nose print that is
unique to each dog. The nose print of a dog is thought to be
as unique as a human's finger print.
A dog's nose not only dominates her face, but dominates her
brain as well. A dog relies on her sense of smell to
interpret her world in much the same way that humans depend on our
eyesight. In fact, a dog's brain is specialized for
identifying scents and it is estimated that dogs can identify
smells somewhere between 1,000 - 4,000 times better than
humans. Whereas humans have 5 million scent receptors, a
beagle has 225 million and a blood hound has 300 million.
As I get the glass cleaner out to erase my dog's nose art, I
have a new appreciation for what left the streaks.