The floppy ears make the dogs look very adorable. However, these floppy ears can become infected being moist and not well ventilated. So make sure these floppy ears are clean and dry. Here are 10 dog breeds with floppy ears.
#1 – Beagle
The Beagle is a small hunting dog originating from England. They have large ears, a cute face, and a tail often erect. The Beagle is friendly, fun, gentle, easygoing, curious and has the great qualities of a family dog. However, because of excessive friendliness, they are not a good guard dog. In addition, the Beagle is also easy to take care of and requires almost no grooming. The important thing to pay attention that their long, soft ears can become infected by being moist and not well ventilated.
#2 – Basset hound
The Basset Hound is a short-legged breed of dog originating from France. Basset Hound has a large, domed head with very long soft ears, loose skin and sad eyes. The Basset Hound is a friendly, playful and outgoing dog, tolerant of other pets and great companion for children. Basset Hounds are usually low energy, least active and spend a lot of time on sleeping, they can sleep anywhere, and anytime.
#3 – Black and Tan Coonhound
The Black and Tan Coonhound is a large sized breed of Coonhound (the coonhound is a type of scent hound) originating in the United States. The Black and Tan Coonhound was developed from a cross between Bloodhound and the Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound and is often used primarily to hunt raccoons. The Black and Tan Coonhound is a dog with a strong hunting instinct with a mellow, calm, lovely, gentle, tolerant, easy-going, unobtrusive temperament. However, The Black and Tan Coonhound may be too independent to satisfy a playful child.
#4 – Bloodhound
The Bloodhound is a large scent hound, famous for its ability to distinguish human scents in great distances, even days later. With a keen sense of smell and strong tracking ability this breed is often used to find missing people and lost pets. The Bloodhound has a long, wrinkled face with loose skin, huge, drooping ears. The Bloodhound is gentle, friendly, affectionate, independent, inquisitive, easygoing dog and they are usually not tired of following the scent.
#5 – Dachshund
The Dachshund is a very famous small breed and is called with many other names such as: Doxie, Weenie Dog, Wiener Dog, Sausage, Teckel, Dackel. They come in two sizes: standard-sized or miniature, and they can have one of three coat types: smooth, wirehaired, or longhaired. Dachshunds have strong natural digging instincts, they can dig a hole to sleep or hunt or simply because they feel happy to do that. Dachshunds are friendly, emotional, energetic, but sometimes stubborn dogs. They always tend to want to be touched, cuddled, sit on their owner lap.
#6 – English cocker spaniel
The English Cocker Spaniel is a medium-sized gundog originating from England. The English Cocker Spaniel is a sturdy, compact, well-balanced dog and they have a characteristic expression showing intelligence and alertness. The English Cocker Spaniel is an intelligent, affectionate, loyal, kind, athletic, alert dog and can get along with children and other pets. In addition, The English Cocker Spaniel doesn’t like being alone and tends to bond strongly to one person in a family, usually the person who feeds it.
#7 – English Springer Spaniel
The English Springer Spaniel is a breed of gun dog originating from England and Spain. The English Springer Spaniel is a medium-sized compact dog with moderately long coat, and they have a gentle expression and a friendly wagging tail. In the late 19th century, English Springer Spaniels was developed as a companion gundog and used for flushing and retrieving game. The English Springer Spaniel is a friendly, playful, obedient dog, and wants to be the focus of attention and always craving exercise and stimulating spirit on a regular basis. However, they may not get along well with cats.
#8 – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small breed originating from the United Kingdom. They have long ears, big eyes and an expressive face, many say it’s a sweet face. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is very gentle, affectionate, calm, graceful and charming, always likes to be with their owners and they are also rarely bark. They are also dogs that are very adaptable to different family environments and their lifestyle depends heavily on the owner’s lifestyle.
#9 – Afghan Hound
The Afghan Hound is a hunting dog originating from Afghanistan. The Afghan Hound is a sighthound with a high speed and a high prey drive so they tend to chase small animals. In addition, they are adapted to the harsh climate of Afghanistan with hot weather during the day and cold at night. The Afghan Hound is an ancient breed with a regal appearance with long and silky coat, very low shedding and is considered hypoallergenic. The Afghan Hound is a typical temperament dog that can be aloof and dignified, but happy and clown when playing.
#10 – Standard Poodle
In the past, the Standard Poodle was a retriever or gun dog, used in particular for duck and waterfowl hunting. Nowadays we often see Standard Poodle appearing in agile and obedient competitions. The Standard Poodle is a intelligent dog, easy to train, suitable for playing with children, and they also have hypoallergenic fur. And not just Standard Poodle, all versions of Poodle are great, smart, docile companions. However, Standard Poodles are thought to be high-maintenance, pampered dogs and they may also require professional grooming.