Dogs sniff or smell each other, so they can gain valuable information about the other dog. It’s there way of saying to each other, “Hi, my name is Fred, that’s my peeps over there”.
When we meet some one new we tell them our name, what we do for a living, maybe we go to school, how many kids we have, were we live, we rent, we own, this is my favorite music, I hate this type of food, are we in a relationship. The list is virtually endless on the amount of information we can convey to someone about ourselves.
Sniffing or smelling each other is form of communication for dogs.
Dogs may spend a lot of time, sniffing each other, the same way wine connoisseurs spend more time sniffing, than regular wine drinkers. The connoisseur does this to gain additional information about a wine, which in return enables them to make a more accurate assessment of the vintage.
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