- Nov 30, 2013
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He works as a butcher, would that complicate the smell?
I found this (jesus - the stuff I am googling on this case...)
While there can be other smells that could mislead cadaver dogs.... the main concern for police and handlers is the scent of animal remains. Some handlers train their dogs using pig remains due to the difficulty and hazards of getting human remains . This is unfortunate because cadaver dogs can smell the difference between human remains and pig remains, despite the biological similarities between humans and pigs .
In fact, when looking at the similarities between the chemicals emitted from human remains and those of three other animals (pig, cow, and chicken), it was the chicken’s mix of chemicals that was closest to those of human remains and the pig was the least similar
Cadaver Dogs - Can Dogs Smell Death?