Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Super Sniffer

Super Sniffer
Henry: (sniff sniff sniff)

Dog Blog Post #2440

A dog's sense of smell is 10,000 to 100,000 times as acute as ours.


"Let's suppose they're just 10,000 times better," says James Walker, former director of the Sensory Research Institute at Florida State University... "If you make the analogy to vision, what you and I can see at a third of a mile, a dog could see more than 3,000 miles away and still see as well."

That means if I'm standing in San Francisco, I could read the highway signs in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


It's a good article, informative without being too technical, and it has several other analogies that will make your head spin.

FWIW: I read elsewhere that Golden Retrievers are in the top 10 of dog breeds for sense of smell.

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Furries said...

Henry, You have a perfect nose.

Furries said...

p.s. thanks for the link to the article. It's really interesting.