Dogs On The Job

Episode 40 hr 28 min

The Nose Will Get the Job Done

Search and rescue dogs detect scent, most likely from the scent-carrying skin cells that drop off humans at a rate of 40,000 cells per minute, called skin rafts. Evaporated perspiration, respiratory gases, and decomposition gases released by bacteria on human skin or tissues also probably play a role in a successful search and rescue mission.

Average rating: 4
The Nose Will Get the Job Done


Directed byRon Meyer