DOGS NOW NOSEPRINTED TO PROVE OWNERSHIP (Feb, 1933)

I’m not sure how this prevents dog theft. If I steal your dog couldn’t I just make a noseprint of him and claim I had it all the time?

DOGS NOW NOSEPRINTED TO PROVE OWNERSHIP
Taking noseprints of dogs to guard them against loss or theft is the method being adopted by western owners. When two persons claim the same dog in court, ink noseprints, like the specimen illustrated, settle the matter. Like human fingerprints, the patterns on the nose of the dog are said not to change with age, and therefore a pet need submit but once to having its nostrils smeared with ink. No two dogs have identical patterns so a mistake is impossible.

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  1. Village Idiot says: October 4, 20076:48 am

    I wonder how often a dog ownsership dispute goes to court? Can’t the two parties just stand apart and call the dog, and whichever the dog goes to is probably the nicer owner if not the actual one…

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