Ever Seen Dogs with Two Noses
1.Unique-looking dog seeks new home
Forget the old joke which starts 'my dog has got no nose...' - Duo the
Staffordshire bull terrier has two.
Staff at Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter are having problems finding a home for
the three-year-old because of his unique appearance caused by a harelip.
The dog, named Duo by shelter staff, was handed in to them by police after
apparently being lost or abandoned.
Staff at the shelter said vets had not seen a harelip to such an extent in a dog
Head of fundraising Michelle Pyle said: "We've had a few people come and see him
and say he's a freak.
"Duo is not a freak, he's just unusual. Not many people can say they've got a
dog like that."
2.DOG WITH TWO NOSES FOUND IN BOLIVIAN JUNGLE
Xingu is said to be intelligent and fond of salty biscuits
This is Xingu, the two nosed dog, who was found living in a village deep in the
Bolivian jungle by explorer Colonel John Blashford-Snell.
He is an Andrean double-nosed tiger hound and is thought to come from a line of
hunting dogs used because they have an amazing sense of smell thanks to their
Tests on the dog proved that it was not a physical malformation but a specific
breed of double-nosed dog.
Colonel Blashford-Snell's theory is that the dog is descended from hunting dogs
found in Spain at the time of the Conquistadors.
"I think it's highly likely some of these were taken to South America and
they've continued to breed," he said.
"They're very good hunting dogs. Xingu was quite an aggressive little chap,
about 15" to 16" in height and very friendly with us, and he loves salt
"Not a terribly handsome dog, but he's certainly very intelligent," Col.
Xingu sired two puppies who were born with four noses between them. The puppies
unfortunately did not survive.