Most pups easily hear a treat hit the floor and come running. Spectacular hearing tops their 5 senses, and some say they listen carefully, able to notice the sound of their sad or ill humans. While all of a dog's detection skills are impawtant, hearing is often the one that's most useful for sounds of a baby crying, an intruder, or anything else that's amiss. Pooches with great hearing are also valuable for hearing-challenged humans, alerting them to routine daily sounds like the boiling tea kettle, the microwave's ding, or the doorbell. The breeds with the best hearing are fairly common, and many are already in our homes. Read on to see if one of these sound masters is living with you!
Standard, miniature or toy, Poodles are arguably the smartest pups, with the ability to consider what they hear, and disregard anything that's not impawtant to them. Easily trained, Poodles learn not to ignore their humans' voices or whistles. Those long, floppy ears are not just for show, as they can learn the sound of every member of the family and watch over them.