Dogs sniffing butts

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  1. tobey100 profile image59
    tobey100posted 9 years ago

    Why do dogs sniff each other's butts?  My older brother once told me that at one time all dogs lived together.  Every night when they went to sleep they took off their butts.  One night the house caught fire.  As the dogs ran out they just grabbed any butt.  Now they're constantly sniffing, searching for their own butt. Any better idea?

    1. G Miah profile image81
      G Miahposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe they sniff to see who has the strongest smell? The stronger the smell, the hornier they get?
      Or, they sniff to see if they've had sex with that butt yet?
      Who knows? Maybe they don't even know?

    2. William R. Wilson profile image61
      William R. Wilsonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe you should sniff a dogs butt to see if you can figure it out?

      1. tobey100 profile image59
        tobey100posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Doesn't work.  They won't stand still.

        1. William R. Wilson profile image61
          William R. Wilsonposted 9 years agoin reply to this


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    shinujohn2008posted 9 years ago

    i too have noticed it , but do not know the reason.

  3. BrianFanslau profile image60
    BrianFanslauposted 9 years ago

    Dogs have two anal glands in their rectums, which emit a strong scent. Dogs sniff each other’s butts in order to get a whiff of it. The aroma they smell gives them detailed information about the other dog.
    The aroma emitted from a dog’s butt tells other dogs vital information about him. It tells his sex, health status and temperament. Therefore, on a first meeting, two unacquainted dogs know if they want to befriend each other or not. So what does that mean to us? It means we need to trust our dog’s instincts.

    Info I found yikes)

    1. G Miah profile image81
      G Miahposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      So it's like there's a computer chip stuck up their butt, and they insert their tongues or other instrument to gather the information? And then use it to know wether to befriend the other dog or not? Hmm, very interesting!

      1. viryabo profile image94
        viryaboposted 9 years agoin reply to this


        1. tobey100 profile image59
          tobey100posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Aliens must be part canine.  From all the stories you hear they always go right for the butt.

    2. mega1 profile image80
      mega1posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      two dogs meet on the street: one dog sniffs at the other's butt, says right away:  "Oh, you eat chicken?  I NEVER eat chicken! sorry, bud, not interested in knowing dogs who eat chicken!" and he walks away, stiffly, with nose in air!

  4. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 9 years ago

    yikes lol great answers and theories, roflol

  5. zzron profile image56
    zzronposted 9 years ago

    I think they like it, they must think it smells gooooooooooooood.

  6. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 9 years ago

    Brian is correct.

    Aren't you happy as heck humans don't greet each other in this manner??


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