We all love dog breeds with floppy ears!
Why do some dogs have floppy ears?
Scientist, Charles Darwin believed it was due to dog domestication.
However others have advanced several different theories about why dogs have floppy ears.
One thing we can all agree on, is that floppy eared dogs are adorable.
Here are 8 cutest dog breeds with floppy ears.
1. Basset Hound
The first dog that usually comes to mind when you think “floppy eared.”
This gorgeous dog has extra long, floppy ears.
The Bassett is typically a friendly hound, although they are independent, and not usually prone to separation anxiety.
2. German Shorthaired Pointer
The shorthair is a pointing breed with floppy ears.
They are an intelligent, high energy dog.
This dog is a versatile hunting breed that comes in a variety of colors.
This floppy eared breed is best known for hunting a variety of game.
This dog has a friendly demeanor, great sense of smell, and floppy ears all in a small package.
4. Rhodesian Ridgeback
The Ridgeback was originally bred to keep lions at bay.
Don’t let the floppy ears fool you.
This is a strong-willed, powerful dog.
Ridgeback’s come in the standard color, Wheaton.
5. Irish Setter
This dog is a floppy eared stunner!
With its red coat and graceful movements, this dog is sure to turn heads.
One of the most elegant gun dogs, in my humble opinion.
Owners of this breed enjoy their sweet and friendly dispositions.
6. Blood Hound
This noble hound has floppy ears, and the saddest of expressions.
This is a large breed weighing in at approximately 80-110 pounds.
This breed has an amazing nose, and usually finds what it sets its mind to.
Beware, this is a breed that drools!
7. Cocker Spaniel
These glamorous beauties wear their floppy ears well!
They have a gentle demeanor that makes them a great choice for a pet.
Cocker Spaniels are small dogs that come in a variety of colors.
This breed can be sensitive, and are very loyal to their owners.
8. Bracco Italiano
A confident, yet sweet hunting dog.
This floppy eared breed is affectionate, and energetic.
This intelligent is also easy to groom.
This breed is a medium to large dog weighing as much as 90 pounds.
They can also be very obstinate, so early training is necessary.
Pointy eared dogs are wonderful, but I will always have a soft spot in my heart for dog breeds with floppy ears.
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