Written By: Mobin

Top 7 Dog Breeds That Excel in Nose Work

Beagles were bred to use their great sense of smell for hunting. They excel at nose work events and often sniff out odors the fastest.


Bloodhounds have the keenest sense of smell and are relentless when following a scent trail. They shine in advanced nose work challenges.  


Energetic Labrador Retrievers use their superb sniffing skills for guide, drug detection and search/rescue work. 

Labrador Retriever

German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois are intelligent, focused workers with heightened scenting capacity ideally suited for nose work.

German Shepherd

Smooth focus and amber eye give the Collie an attentive attitude for nose work events where they display skillful scent trailing.  


Pointers like German Shorthairs have been selectively bred to pick up and track scents. Channeling this innate talent makes them great at nose work.

German Pointers

Basset Hounds are scent hounds with oversized olfactory organs and the determination to sniff out anything amid fields, trails or rubble.  


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