Puppies are born deaf, their ear canals are closed for the first couple weeks. But dogs have sensitive ears, they can hear about 4 times better than humans. Dogs have around 18 muscles in each ear, that’s why they’re able to rotate, tilt, raise or lower their ears. Dogs have ears that are quite different from our own, and there are more interesting facts with the ears of our fluffy friends.
Some dogs have pendant ears, for instance Bloodhounds, Basset Hounds, and Beagles. Bloodhounds have the world’s longest ears.
Some dogs have pricked ears, such as Malamutes or German Shepherds.
Some dogs have floppy ears, taping their ears make them stand up so that they couldn’t be injured when they are hunting wild boars and the pigs, for example Doberman Pinschers or Rottweilers.
French Bulldogs have round ears.
When a dog tilts their head, it may have to do with their hearing.
Naturally held ears indicates being relaxed and comfortable.
Raising ears shows alertness.
Up and forward ears can indicate aggression.
Pulled back ears are a sign of friendliness.
Ears flattened to head show submission or fear.