Post Profile

Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears

Have you ever noticed that while wolves have pointy, upright ears, most pet dogs have soft, floppy ears? Skunk Bear explores the fascinating and puzzling evolutionary biology of wild versus domesticated animals that created these distinctions among others.
read more


Related Posts

Thornton P. Knowles On Defendants Convicted Of Animal Cruelty

News / Crime : Jim Fisher True Crime

I am soft on animals, particularly pets. Defendants convicted of animal cruelty should be punished as though they have committed their crimes against children. There is no moral or legal justification for animal cruelty. A person wh...

The Fascinating Physiology Behind Why Most Domesticated Dogs Have Floppy Ears

Humor / odd : Laughing Squid

In a wonderfully animated episode of the NPR series SkunkBear, host Adam Cole amiably explains the physiology that causes many a domesticated dog to possess both floppy ears, shorter snouts and spotted patterns more so than their an...

Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears

Humor / odd : Neatorama

Some domestic dog breeds have floppy ears, although the wolves they descended from do not. Charles Darwin puzzled over this as far back as 1969. But what's even weirder is that some domestic pigs, rabbits, goats, and cows have flopp...

The Origin of Dogs

Society & Culture / Men's Interest : The Awesomer

Ever wonder how these awesome animals went from wild wolves to docile house pets? The Atlantic looks at a fascinating recent theory that dogs were domesticated not once, but twice, in different parts of the globe, then came together...

Why Some Dogs Have Floppy Ears and Wolves Don't

Pets & Animals / Dogs : Canine Corner

Floppy ears are virtually never found in wild animals, however a new theory shows that they are an unintended by-product of our domestication of dogs


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC