Mine Sweeper

Have you ever watched a dog sniffing the ground? I mean, really watched?
dog noseSource:  Understanding a dog’s sense of smell (for Dummies)

Table: Scent-Detecting Cells in People and Dog Breeds


Number of Scent Receptors


5 million


125 million

Fox Terrier

147 million


225 million

German Shepherd

225 million


300 million

Makes you feel kind of insignificant, doesn’t it.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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