Nose Printing of Dogs

Nose Printing of Dogs

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Did you know that a dog’s nose is like a fingerprint.  Alex Lieber, writes about using nose prints for dog identification in this brief albeit interesting article in

Look at your dog’s nose – did you know that there’s literally no other nose like it? The nose print of a dog is as unique as a fingerprint, and your dog can be positively identified the same way.

The Canadian Kennel Club has accepted nose prints as proof of identity since 1938. Now a company in the United States is offering a product to identify dogs by their nose prints. The company, ID Systems Integrators, developed a system called “Dognose ID” that, according to the Web site, provides a “tamperproof, painless and noninvasive way to provide a permanent record of any dog, anywhere.”

Louis Meadows, company owner, said he has been working on the system for several years. Using an inkless device, an owner takes an impression of his or her dog’s nose and sends it to the company, along with photos of the dog. The company scans it into a proprietary nose print database.

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