fun facts about dogs

13 Fun Facts About Dogs You Probably Didn’t Know

8. Saggy or Pointy Ears

Have you always wondered why your breed of dog has saggy ears, and the neighbors dog is equipped with pointy ears? There’s actually a good explanation for that.

The number one use of a dogs’ ears, is to catch sounds and localize stuff. A dog with pointy ears uses their ears as radar and is highly attentive to sounds.

Dogs with saggy ears don’t have quite the same ability as dogs with pointy ears, and instead focus their skills on something else, namely smell and vision. That’s why you will see more hunting dogs with saggy ears, as the sound of a hunting rifle doesn’t bother them as much.

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