Sightings of such dogs have been made before, but when the explorer Colonel Percy Fawcett told people in the UK in 1913 what he had seen nobody believed him. Colonel Blashford-Snell convinced vets in the UK of the dog's existence and a team including vets went back to study it. Tests have proved that it was not a physical malformation but a specific breed of double-nosed dog.
His theory is that the dog – which is unsurprisingly has a great sense of smell – is descended from the Pachon Navarro a breed of hunting dogs found in Spain at the time of the Conquistadors. Blashford-Snell described the dog as "Not a terribly handsome dog, but he's certainly very intelligent."
according to a BBC report the dog’s best friend was a wild pig called Gregory...Please someone tell me that today is 10 August and not 1 April!
11 August 2007
My Dog’s got two noses. How does it smell? Very well actually
Explorer Colonel John Blashford-Snell has reported his discovery of a two-nosed dog (named Xingu) in Bolivia. The explorer came across the animal, named the Andean double-nosed tiger hound, while studying a crater on behalf of the Scientific Exploration Society.