Hey guys, I’m back again with some interesting dog facts about me and my peers. Let’s talk about how dogs hear sound today.
It’s said that we are among those mammals with the most excellent hearing capabilities: In only 1/600 of a second we are able to locate the source of a sound.
Supposedly we are also capable of perceiving sounds from significantly farther away than humans can. But according to scientists that actually depends on the frequency of the sound.
Well, it would explain a lot of going furious “all of a sudden”. I mean, is it MY fault that you can’t hear what’s startling me?
Bull Terriers and all other dogs can hear higher frequency sounds than a human can. So we actually perceive the world differently when it comes to sounds.
Did you know that Bull Terriers and all other dogs have more than eighteen muscles in each ear to move it. That is twice as many muscles than a human ear has!
It gives us our distinct repertoire of “ear gestures”.
They say that ears sticking straight up and being pointed allow for a better hearing in dogs.
I don’t know, if that’s really true, because I myself sometimes have such a hard time to hear my masters voice when I am called to come.
But it seems to be true that my colleagues with the flappy ears have a more impaired hearing, because the flaps can block vibrations of sound.
Another interesting fact is that dogs with a big, square head and large ears (like the Saint Bernard dog) are said to be best in hearing subsonic sounds.
You know what’s crazy about that? This guy has flappy ears!!!