Video: Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears

As humans have domesticated dogs, we’ve inadvertently changed them a bit.

We’ve obviously messed around with breeds and such, but what about the physical qualities which make them differ from their wild counterparts? This video goes into a bit of the science surrounding those cute, floppy ears your dog has.

Meet the Author: Thomas Mulcahy

Thomas can't remember a time when his household didn't have a four-legged member of the family. When our Giant Schnauzer isn't digging around for rodents to play with, she's patiently waiting for food to drop to the floor or barking at the mailman. Thomas now swears by Schnauzers as being the best breed ever—they don't shed and they're the smartest and most entertaining dogs he's ever met. Plus the Giants make great wrestling partners.

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