Beagle. Sheltie. Bloodhound. Every type of dog has a varying amount of differences and distinctions. Today, we are tackling bloodhounds and are here to tell you why they have ears - that are so doggone long! They say there's a reason for everything. So, what's with bloodhounds having such long ears? Well, you're probably thinking that they use those long ears to help them pick up sounds and listen better or something like that. Those are both pretty good guesses. However, I wanted to take a minute to tell you about the real reason why bloodhounds have long ears.

You might think that a dog with such large ears would have great hearing — and you would be right. If you look closely, you may notice that the Bloodhound’s ears are set lower on its head than most other dogs’ ears. This makes them hang down lower and look even longer than they really are. Dragging ears act like dust-brooms for scents, stirring up any of the invisible particles that make up a scent trail and then sweeping those scent particles up toward the dog’s powerful nose.

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