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Which Sport Should You Do With Your Dog? This is the official list of all American Kennel Club best dog breeds breeds.

Which Sport Should You Do With Your Dog? We all know that dogs have a super sense of smell. Some have 220 million or more olfactory receptors, compared to a puny 5 million for humans. Here are our picks of the canine best smellers. Hunters admire the Pointer for his bird-finding ability and say he has the best nose of all the pointing breeds. He has a long, deep muzzle with wide-open nostrils he uses to seek out his feathered finds. Like his cousin the Pointer, the German Shorthair has outstanding scenting and trailing ability in the field.

Holding his large brown nose low, he follows ground scent intensely, unlike the Pointer, who runs with his head up. A German Shorthair named Google works in Costa Rica scenting out jaguar scat to help researchers study the species. This popular sporting dog comes in two types — field-bred and show-bred. Field-type Springers are highly prized by hunters for their good nose, which is liver-colored or black with broad nostrils. English Springers have been trained to detect such diverse odors as explosives, narcotics, fake currency, bee hives, and human remains. Commonly employed by police and military forces and as search and rescue dogs, this breed is well known for his keen sense of smell.

Among the breed’s talents are the ability to sniff out explosives, prostate cancer and cheetah scat. The Lab is the most popular breed in the United States. Besides being a great companion dog, he is best known for his fine nose. Labs are found working in many scent-related jobs, from arson, drug and bomb detection to search and rescue. This well-known herding breed is said to have 225 million scent receptors in his nose. One of the things he’s known for is his ability to air-scent.

Rather than keeping his nose to the ground, he casts about for human scent that is carried by the wind. A good German Shepherd is highly versatile, and many are employed by the police, military, and search and rescue groups. He might be one of the smallest of the hound breeds, but the Beagle has just as many scent receptors as the German Shepherd. Many of the merry little hounds follow air and ground scent. Of French origin, the Basset is built to follow a scent trail. The loose skin beneath his chin, known as a dewlap, helps to trap the scent, keeping it easily accessible as he works.

This giant hound has 300 million scent receptors — more than any other breed. He is famed for his man-trailing abilities and is so reliable his evidence is admitted in court. Bloodhounds can not only follow a scent on the ground, they can also air scent. Want to know more about specific dog characteristics? However, this dog breed is definitely not for inexperienced or busy dog owners. They require a lot of exercise, and they can get hyperactive and destructive if they are kept in a small space for too long.

They are especially destructive as puppies. I have a 5 year old pure bred German Shepherd and he is the smartest dog I have ever seen. I taught him how to shake in 3 days, he learned how to open the door in the boot room, so did my other German shepherd though. I have had 7 German shepherds growing up and none of them were ever hard to train or just didn’t listen. The two dogs that we had that weren’t German shepherds were the only dogs we did have troubles with so we stick to German shepherds now.

I currently own a 6 month old female and she is incredibly smart. I tell her home and she goes to her dog house. I could put a giant chunk of raw meat in front of her but until I say the word she won’t eat it. I have a younger brother that’s two and she’s really protective of him around strangers, but when I tell her to stand down, she backs off. I know that German Sheperds are destructive when they do not get high care and stayed on close spaces for long. I think this is why my neighbor’s German Sheperd bit 3 people recently. The Labrador is one of the most popular breeds of dog in the United Kingdom and the United States.

I have had the honour of having some very fine dogs. Nothing has come close to the Yellow Lab that I have now. He is eight years old and is still a pup at heart. He is very intuitive about other dogs.

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