All dogs have a powerful sense of smell. There is no scent that will escape these masters of smell. Their nose is equipped with enhanced sensors that are able to capture tiny amounts of molecules. This is our top list of the 10 most powerful scent dogs.
- Black and Tan Coonhound
This one is a hunter with a strong persistence. He will not let go of a trail, no matter what the terrain is like. They are fine dogs that make great companions and require regular exercise.
These dogs were originally bred to hunt badgers. They can follow a trail both above and under the ground. Always eager and alert, they never back up from a hunt. They have a happy personality that makes them great family pets.
- Bluetick Coonhound
This breed was officially recognized by the United Kennel Club (UKC) only in 1986. The Bluetick Coonhound can find very faint scents. It is a very determined dog that can follow trails in the most intricate tracks. This one is the boss of coonhounds, although it is not as easy to train as the Black and Tan Coonhound. His cold nose was designed to trail and tree raccoons.
Wherever the Beagle’s nose points at, that is where this pooch will go. The U.S. Customs & Border Patrol uses them to track down illegal substances.
- German Shepherd
These are police and military dogs by excellence. Their powerful sense of smell and easy trainability has made them form an important part of Law-enforcing agencies.
- Golden Retriever
The Golden Retriever makes excellent Search & Rescue and allergy alert dogs. They are also used as guide and therapy dogs.
- Labrador Retriever
The nose of the Labrador Retriever allows him to work on all types of detection work. They are trained to be Search & Rescue dogs.
- Belgian Malinois
This one is very effective at detecting explosives. It is a military dog. Police and military agencies all over the world train them to detect drugs, bed bugs, and prostate cancer.
- Basset Hound
This fella is the authority when it comes to tracking and trailing. Their powerful sense of smell comes from his rather large and wide open nostrils that allows him to trap even the most elusive particles. They work with Law enforcement and their sense of smell is so accurate that courts of law have accepted it as evidence.
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