A lot of dog owners assume that their dog’s whiskers are nothing but oversized hairs that make their dogs look untidy, and some even go ahead and trim their dog’s whiskers. In reality, however, your dog’s whiskers are very important enhancements with multiple purposes.
First, whiskers help your dog convey emotions. What your dog is doing with its whiskers can help you determine how they are feeling. Whiskers also act as radar sensors and help protect your fido’s eyes, but these are not their only functions. Below, let’s look at 7 surprising facts about your dog’s whiskers.