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Question by  Harrisb85 (20)

Why do dogs smell poop?


Answer by  Wallybingus (176)

Dogs have anal sacs that give their "poop" a unique and individual smell. Dogs can identify other dogs, or learn about their presence in the area, from that smell. It is sometimes referred to as "reading the doggy newspaper. "


Answer by  choctaw (361)

Well, it's not because he enjoys it! They smell poop to seek out predators or to find the markings of other dogs. Dogs mark their territory with poop just as they do with urine. A male dog may be smelling female poop or a sweet dog an agressive dog.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

There are a few reasons they do it one a male dog will do it to see if a female is in heat they will do it to identify each other.

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