Trivia Tuesday: Do dogs have their own fingerprints?

    Dogs have their own ‘fingerprint’ True or False?

    dogs nose

    Well actually it's not a "finger or paw print" but a nose print. A dogs nose print is unique to that dog, just as no two human fingerprints are the same. If you look closely at a dog’s nose, you will see lines forming patterns, just like fingerprints.

    Additional fun facts about the nose:  

    Their sense of smell is amazing. Dogs noses can smell 10,000 to 100,000 times better than a human. That means they can detect scents much more acutely and with greater accuracy than their two-legged companions. Beagles, German Shepherds and Dachshunds are four breeds with the best sense of smell.

    They have slits on the side of their nose. They exhaled air through the slits in the sides of their noses so outgoing air does not dilute the scented air streaming into the nostrils. Dogs breathe faster when trying to sniff a certain smell, and they widen their nostrils to pull in more air.

    Dogs can smell illness. Research has found dogs are able to smell a world of organic compounds within the human body. It is largely believed that one day in the near future dogs will be used to help detect cancer, diabetes, and other diseases.

    Dogs noses are usually moist. Moist noses are one of the ways they can regulate body temperature and cool down. Dogs don’t have normal sweat glands like people so they secrete sweat from the pads of their feet and their noses.