Dog sniffing on his walks

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Barked: Fri Apr 19, '13 7:44am PST 
Does anyone know what dogs are smelling as they sniff along on their walks? Every few feet, my dogs find something interesting to smell? How strong are these odors?

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Barked: Fri Apr 19, '13 11:04am PST 
A dogs sense of smell is much, much greater then a humans. They basically catch up on all the gossip by sniffinglaugh out loud Who is with who, who was here and for how long, what other critters came by, if anyone is sick, in heat, pregnant, all of it through their nose. Doggy version of facebooklaugh out loud

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Barked: Fri Apr 19, '13 11:53am PST 
A better question is "what aren't they smelling?" BOL
Seriously dogs *see smells like we see colours. He smells dogs, cats, garbage from last week, people.. You name it.