Two double - nosed mastiff bulldog cross puppies found in London and taken to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. The as yet un-named female pups, both from the same litter, were picked up by police. This cute double act has a great nose for sniffing out trouble as they both have TWO noses. The special female puppies were rescued by police on a London street and taken to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. The mastiff-bulldog crossbreeds, thought to be between six and eight weeks, are in perfect health but an extreme form of a cleft palate is thought to be the cause of their two noses. 'I have not seen a dog with this condition in 20 years of practice,' says mark Johnston, spokesperson for the British Small Animal Veterinary Association. 'It is extremely rare, and it is difficult to know what has caused it, since there have been so few cases. There may be some hereditary component since this has occurred in two pups of the same litter, but it is too rare to be explained as purely a hereditary condition.' Another two nosed dog, Duo, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier with a similar condition was rescued in Newcastle recently.