Which Sport Should You Do With Your Dog? 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, list of best dog breeds 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.