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These are the 10 dog breeds with the best sense of smell

The Scotsman logo The Scotsman 02/08/2022 David Hepburn

These sensitively-nosed dog breeds can smell a snack from a huge distance.

© These are the dogs with the most sensitive sense of smell in the canine world.

One of the unexpected effects of the global pandemic – and the resulting series of lockdowns – was an increase in demand for puppies.

And the extent of that soaring in demand has been shown by the latest registrations statistics from the UK Kennel Club, up nearly 40 per cent from 250,649 in 2020 to 349,013 in 2021.

© With a record-breaking 300 million scent receptors, the Bloodhound is the gold medal-winner for snif...

But with 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your perfect pooch – whether you want a large dog, family-friendly dog, or crossbreed.

© Originally from France, the Basset Hound uses its long ears to sweep scent from the ground up to its...

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Some dogs have the most amazing sense of smell, an attribute that has often been intentionally bred into them to make them perfect for tasks such as tracking prey.

These are also dogs that are likely to be able to sniff out food, making it a challenge to keep them from stealing your lunch.

These are the 10 breeds of dog with the best sense of smell, according to the American Kennel Club.

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