Like to learn a few interesting facts about your dogs nose? I bet you are saying something like “what interesting facts”? He or she smells with it! On the contrary my fellow doggy owner, as this little knob on the end of their snouts does quite a bit more than just locate where you are hiding their favorite treats. Read on for several interesting facts you may find very surprising.
One of the interesting facts about your dogs nose is the purpose for it being wet. He has lateral glands that secrete a fluid to keep the nose canals lubricated. Occasionally after a long nap in a dry place a dog will wake up and his nose will be dry so the first thing he does is lick his smeller so it is again wet and ready to go to work picking up all sorts of odors.
Are you aware dogs can be identified by their nose prints? In the same manner people are identified by finger prints your dog has his or her own specific nose print. The old way of dog identification was to take a paw print, but this has passed by the wayside and now doggy nose prints are taken. If a dog is to be bonded the nose print is required by the insurance company. All dog trainers and breeders are required to have nose prints on record of their dogs for this bonding if it is ever required.
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