Tracking dogs have been used for their unparalleled smell for centuries, from the time of the Vikings who buried their hunting dogs with their owner, to their use in today’s modern military.
A dog's olfactory system, the part of the brain which processes smell, is much higher than humans.
Though all dogs have an extraordinarily advanced olfactory system compared to their human caretakers, the dogs chosen for this list are also judged on their aptitude, ability to be trained, and historic tracking ability.
The innate ability that these six types of dogs possess elevates them to their dominant position among some of the best tracking dogs in the world.
Here are the best tracking dogs inno particular order.