you guys are so funny, in a straight jacketed kind of way Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! I said this: Note the words: COMMONLY HELD VIEW and THE ORIGIN OF THE SOURCE Ie, This is Not my opinion that I am reflecting, but the 'commonly held view of doggy psychologists. I myself do not wonder why dogs roll in shit, though the explanation seems reasonable. Why do men wear aftershave that smells like shit? Well it's not meant to is it. Maybe doggies think shit smells nice. Maybe shit is doggy aftershave. Yes this is my opinion on the matter. Prove I am wrong. Meanwhile another 'experts view' also NOT MINE, but for your reference http://experts.about.com/q/Dog-Training-3333/stop-rolling.htm#b "Behaviourists have 2 theories why dogs do this. • One explanation is your dog is trying to mask its own scent because he thinks he is out to hunt. Before dogs were domesticated, when dogs went out in the pack they where out to hunt. So today when you take your dog for a walk, that instinctive drive is still embedded in your dog. • The second explanation is that your dog is rubbing it’s self in dung and dead carcass to take the scent back to the pack (your home), to show what he has found on while he has been out exercising. The dead carcass may be potential food or other dog faeces may be a threat to the pack’s territory. "