Smell detection – What Dog Breed Has The Best Sense Of Smell?

Smell detection – We all know dogs have the super sense of detecting a smell. A dog nose rules and leaves far behind the human nose when it comes to human.They have the great sense of interpreting the world through smell like we humans do through our eyes.

► Here is the list of dog breed with the best sense of smell?

1. BLOODHOUND –

bloodhound dog

This dog breed tops the list with 300 million scent receptors, which is far more than any other dog breeds. They can not only follow smell but can even track a scent in the air as well. Which makes them the best tracking dog. They are so dependable that they are admitted in the court as a reliable evidence. One should remember they are shy and sweet and are scared of scolding.

2. BASSET HOUND –

basset hound

Long and heavy ears of basset hound play a momentous role to trail the smell. Also, their small body which is lower towards the ground is also a positive feature. The dog breed is of French origin. They are friendly and devoted towards family and work.

3. BEAGLE –

beagle

Though smallest of the hound breed shares as much scent receptors that of a german shepherd. They are not only used for detection with the hunters but also to detection in the airport as well. Recognizing more than 50 distinct smell has about 90% success rate. This is the reason they are third in the list.

4. GERMAN SHEPHERD

German shepherd

The most popular breed with the most ferocious look is the fourth in the list with 225 million scent receptors. From military, police, search squad, rescue group they are on jobs all over which proves why they are the best. From personal to professional they are the best for protection. This makes them “one man breed”.

5. LABRADOR RETRIEVER

Labrador smell detection power

Not only abroad labrador retriever is famous in India as well. One of the best companion dog. They love to hang around play and are more known for their fine nose. When talking about detecting scents one will definitely raise a hand for the lab. Detecting bombs, guns, grenades, detonators etc, they are the best.

6. BELGIAN MALINOIS –

Belgian malinois

An agile dog breed is said to be similar to german shepherd dog breed. Famous across the globe for their excellence in herding, tracking, obedience has it all. They are easy to train.

7. BLUETICK COONHOUND –

Bluetick coonhound

Developed from English coonhound used for trailing the scent. They are not easy to train because of their aggressive nature. One can not train this breed so easily all they need are patience and persistence. They are also known as a cold nose trailing dog. Because they can easily track smell in cold areas.

8. ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL –

English springer spaniel

The breed comes in two types that are field bred and shows bred, both are known for their good nose. Whereas field bred are used by hunters, show bred are used to detect odors like explosives, narcotics, fake currency etc.

9. GOLDEN RETRIEVER –

Golden retriever

One of the cutest looking dogs breeds who is popularly used as guide dogs, therapy dogs for rescue purposes. But the fact is golden labrador can smell explosives, detectors just by some playtime and a simple reward.

10. DACHSHUND –

Dachshund

Not to go with their size they are tiny but toughest dog breed. Their nose contains almost 125 million scent receptors. They are easy to train and have a happy personality. Not only they are great companions but also the best smell detectors.

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