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By Paul Gregutt
The Times 

Chapter Ten-The Nose Knows

The Old Smell Factory


In my daily work as a wine reviewer, I pay particularly close attention to the scents of a wine and the finish of the wine. The better the heads and tails, front and back if you will, the better the wine. And I’ve noticed that there’s an analogy in the dog world. The nose of the dog, and the tail of the dog, gather and relay essential information about the mind of the dog.

We’ll look at the tail in a future chronicle. The nose, for most dogs (and I feel really bad for short-nosed pups like pugs—cute as they are, they’re missing a vital organ!) is their primary means of exploring a...

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