Special Senses

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Picture of a tentitive dog

The happy Basset Hound by the wretched

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The dog's ability to hear is extremely well developed. We know that dogs can detect sounds at much higher frequencies than humans. Dogs can also hear over a greater distance about four times that of humans. Most dogs have mobile ears which can pivot to locate sounds. Some breeds of dogs have less mobile ears which impeded their ability to hear as well as to communicate.