The most powerful sense of dogs is, without a doubt, their sense of smell. While the human sense of smell is limited to about 300 receptors, the dog's nose has between 200 and 300 million olfactory receptors, being able to recognize a million aromas. It's no surprise that dogs can even detect diseases by smell.
Precisely this acute sense of smell has designated them for tasks such as police dogs, tracking dogs, mousers and hunting dogs, among other practical functions of their avid truffles. In this sense, there are those who are encouraged to practice mantrailing – a sport that consists of teaching the dog to look for people by smelling some of their belongings and following their trail – as entertainment to practice with their pets.
However, although all dogs boast a powerful sense of smell, some have it more developed than others, especially if they are trained to use it with certain search skills. Below, you will learn about some of the dog breeds that stand out for their magnificent tracking ability.