Animals Pets 17 Images of Dogs Enjoying a Windy Day By Laura Moss Writer University of South Carolina Laura Moss is a journalist with more than 15 years of experience writing about science, nature, culture, and the environment. our editorial process Laura Moss Updated August 06, 2018 Bruno, a mixed bearded collie, walks in the wind in Cornwall, England. Matt Cardy/Getty Images Share Twitter Pinterest Email Animals Wildlife Pets Animal Rights Endangered Species We all appreciate a refreshing breeze from time to time, but when a dog stops to enjoy the wind or sticks its head out a car window, there's more to it than simply a pleasing sensation. Another reason dogs like a little wind in their faces is because of all the information they can gather. With 220 million olfactory cells in their snouts, dogs can detect scents up to a million times better than we can. They also have secondary olfactory system known as the Jacobson's organ, a patch of sensory cells located in the main nasal chamber with nerves that share detected chemical information directly with the brain. These two smell-detecting systems enable dogs to pick up on all kinds of sensory information, so when you see a dog with its face directed toward the wind, he’s not just enjoying the breeze — he's also investigating his surroundings. Below, take a look at some happy windswept canines. A dog's mouth is caught up in the wind. Phil Stev/Shutterstock A dog's mouth is caught up in the wind. An Afghan hound marches against the wind. Marina Plevako/Shutterstock An Afghan hound with a luxurious mane marches against strong winds. A Yorkshire terrier braces against the wind. Toloubaev Stanislav/Shutterstock A tiny Yorkshire terrier braces against the wind. A puppy is puffed up by the wind. gardnernewf/Flickr A puppy is puffed up by the wind. A windswept Shetland sheepdog. Jostein Hauge/Shutterstock A windswept Shetland sheepdog hangs out along a scenic shoreline. Shih Tzu dog enjoys a windy day. Jeff Dalton/Shutterstock A beautiful Shih Tzu dog enjoys a windy day. A dog's ears flap in the wind. Johan Wieland/Flickr A laid-back dog's ears flap in the wind. A curly haired dog flinches at a sudden gust of wind. tstockphoto/Shutterstock A curly-haired dog flinches at a sudden gust of wind. A long-haired pup relaxes on a windy day. lju photo/Flickr A long-haired pup relaxes on a windy day. A long-haired dachshund at a windy beach. Hannamariah/Shutterstock A long-haired dachshund hangs out at a windy beach. Afghan hound bounding in the grass. dogist/Shutterstock A gorgeous Afghan hound bounds through the grass. A windswept dog hangs out of a car window. Andrew Feicht/Flickr A windswept dog hangs out of a car window. A fluffy dog on a windy hillside. S Curtis/Shutterstock A fluffy dog meditates on a windy hillside. Small dog enjoys a sunny, windy day. famR/Shutterstock A small dog pauses to enjoy the cool breeze. Sheepdog in the wind. iliuta goean/Shutterstock There's nothing more majestic than a sheepdog in the wind. Everybody look at me cause I'm sailin on a boat A cute, little dog enjoys a windy ride on a boat.