A question that many people have is why dogs have the unsavory habit of smelling each other’s ass. Is it really a kind of acquaintance between dogs?
Dogs have an enormous sense of smell. The sense of smell of a dog is one hundred thousand times stronger than that of people. Dogs have three hundred million door sensors in their noses for that, we have six million. This makes them very helpful in finding drugs in a suitcase, or missing persons in an earthquake or avalanche. They also smell dog snacks from a great distance. That’s why they always find those dog biscuits that you had so well hidden.
At the same time smell each other’s ass = equality
Dogs also smell each other’s ass for centuries. With this they smell whether the other dog is ill, or is prepared to mate. Actually, they determine whether the other dog is worth it to invest time. It is also a way of determining whether the dogs are ‘equivalent’. This is not so in format or appearance, but completely in smell. This also explains why small dogs play with large dogs. They see each other as equal when both dogs smell at the same time. A submissive dog will always let a dominant dog go on ‘research’ first.
That is not only because they want to sniff up bad smells. By smelling each other’s ass, they get to know each other, because such a scent tells a lot about the dog. The video below explains it in detail.