These are the dogs with the most sensitive sense of smell in the canine world.

These are the 10 breeds of dog with the best sense of smell - able to sniff out a treat from 100 metres

These sensitively-nosed pooches can smell a snack from a mile away

Wednesday, 13th October 2021, 10:15 am

Dog ownership soared by nearly eight per cent in 2020 according to the Kennel Club, as lockdown meant people felt more able to open their home up to a new puppy.

There seems to be no letting up in the popularity of pups, as prices continue to rise as demand outstrips supply.

But with 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your perfect pooch – whether you want a large dog, family-friendly dog, or crossbreed.

Some dogs have the most amazing sense of smell, an attribute that has often been intentionally bred into them to make them perfect for tasks such as tracking prey.

These are also dogs that are likely to be able to sniff out food, making it a challenge to keep them from stealing your lunch.

These are the 10 breeds of dog with the best sense of smell, according to the American Kennel Club.

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