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Why do dogs sniff other dogs bums?
« on: 05/09/2008 15:16:07 »
I have no idea! Do they also do it with cats or mice?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 05/09/2008 15:23:57 »
Hi Paul the dogs sniff each others bums so that they can recognise a familiar dog in the others territory and cats
sniff each others noses at least my cats do that.

It is these animals way of recognition like we recognise people by faces, clothes and speech patterns.
 

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Why do dogs sniff other dogs bums?
« Reply #2 on: 05/09/2008 15:33:15 »
Pixie, (our girly cat) always sniffs Deano (her bro's) arse !.....but never the other way round !
 

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Why do dogs sniff other dogs bums?
« Reply #3 on: 05/09/2008 15:36:58 »
Hi Paul the dogs sniff each others bums so that they can recognise a familiar dog in the others territory and cats
sniff each others noses at least my cats do that.

It is these animals way of recognition like we recognise people by faces, clothes and speech patterns.


Thank you, so are you saying that dogs can recognise fecies better than faces?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 05/09/2008 15:58:38 »


I totally need that laugh !!..THANK PAUL !!

Quality !!
 

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Why do dogs sniff other dogs bums?
« Reply #5 on: 06/09/2008 03:50:00 »
Many years ago dogs roamed around during the day and at night they slept in caves.

One night the pack leader was fed so fed up with the smell in the cave that he held a meeting. He decreed that all the dogs from now on will leave their bums stacked outside the cave before entering for the night.

One nigh there was a big gale outside and all the bums got scattered and mixed up by the wind. The following day they saw what had happened and asked the pack leader what they should do as none were labeled. "Pick the first one you see and use that" he said and begrudgingly that's what they did.

Now all dogs go round smelling each others bums because they are searching for their own.

Possibly.. :P ;D
 

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« Reply #6 on: 06/09/2008 09:55:11 »
HEE HEE HEE..

I believe thats how they get to know each other.. The dog whisperer says to hold your dogface facing you so he can not turn his head or snap at another dog, (if your dog has a tendency to be aggressive with other dogs.. alow the other dog to thoroughly sniff out your dog it makes them feel less apprehensive or something maybe less aggressive towards another dog... something like that.. Its kinda how they introduce themselves!
 

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Why do dogs sniff other dogs bums?
« Reply #7 on: 06/09/2008 19:29:26 »
Thank you, so are you saying that dogs can recognise fecies better than faces?

That's right - the anal glands, either side of the lower rectum, secrete a protein that is relatively recognisable to other dogs; that's what they are checking. They can also detect it on the faeces of other dogs - to see if their mates are about.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 06/09/2008 20:02:27 »
I do NOT wish to offend but I can see from the piccy below why dogs sniff each others arses...clearly they are pious ! and are just paying their respect !







 

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« Reply #9 on: 06/09/2008 20:03:23 »
Probably find that dogs arse on EBAY soon !
 

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« Reply #10 on: 06/09/2008 20:30:56 »
Anal again, what is it with this forum and the bum region.

I think it is a doggy greeting as they can't say hello. I've heard one growl sausages once though.
Wouldn't it be ace if we did it instead of shaking hands.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 06/09/2008 22:34:03 »
I do NOT wish to offend but I can see from the piccy below why dogs sniff each others arses...clearly they are pious ! and are just paying their respect !









OH Neily making me laugh again.. dang.., Thats sacrilegious and I am going to hell for laughing at it!!! LOL..
 

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Why do dogs sniff other dogs bums?
« Reply #12 on: 08/09/2008 11:03:43 »
You may have noticed that dogs not only sniff each others bums, they also lick their, ehem errrr well shall we say 'meat & 2 veg'.

I saw a dog doing this in a pub one night and said to the owner, "I wish I could do that." The owner said "Give him a packet of cookies and he might let you"

 

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