What Shape Is Your Dog's Ear?
A richly illustrated glossary of dog ear shapes.
Posted Aug 14, 2012
The basic shape of the canine ear which was inherited from his wild ancestors such as the Wolf depicted here is the prick or upright ear.
Hopefully these descriptions will allow you to label and identify the shape of your dog's ears. If not, rest assured that regardless of their shape, most dogs like to be scratched lightly behind their ears, especially if you make loving sounds at the same time.
Stanley Coren is the author of many books including: Born to Bark, Do Dogs Dream? The Modern Dog, Why Do Dogs Have Wet Noses? The Pawprints of History, How Dogs Think, How To Speak Dog, Why We Love the Dogs We Do, What Do Dogs Know? The Intelligence of Dogs, Why Does My Dog Act That Way? Understanding Dogs for Dummies, Sleep Thieves, The Left-hander Syndrome
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