Dog Blog

How Well Do Dogs Hear?

Posted by Michelle Allen on Thu, Jan 24, 2013 @ 07:32 PM

Gemini Dogs How Well Do Dogs Hear resized 600A dog’s sense of hearing is up to 10 times more efficient than the average human’s.

Dogs can also hear a much greater frequency range than humans can detect.

Why? Eighteen or more muscles can tilt, rotate, and raise or lower a dog’s ear.

Dogs have specialized ear shapes that allow them to ascertain where a sound comes from much faster than a human can, and to hear sounds that come from up to four times the distance that humans are able to hear.