BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, UK: A dog named Nano has become the first in Europe to be trained to sniff out nuts and snuff out allergies.

The four-year-old poodle can pick up nut odours in both food and the environment, following his training by a medical dog charity in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

The pup has been paired with severe nut allergy sufferer Yasmine Tornblad, 30, and his nose for nuts has dramatically transformed her life.

Ms Tornblad, from Malvern, Worcestershire, can go into anaphylactic shock from just the smell of nuts and has been rushed to hospital 15 times within the last eight years.

The IT worker now takes Nano everywhere she goes including the office, business trips and even flights saying.

‘It has given me a bit of independence back. I can’t imagine life without him,’ she said.–MT