Dog Breeds with the Longest Ears

Basset Hounds are best known for their long, droopy ears that frame their sad expressions. Their ears sweep the ground when they track scents.

Basset Hound

Bloodhounds have the longest ears of any dog breed, often reaching past their nose and chin. Their ears drag on the ground.


Cocker Spaniels have beautifully feathered, floppy ears that can reach their jaw. Regular ear cleaning prevents infections. 

Cocker Spaniel

Covered in long, silky hair, an Afghan Hound's ears frame its regal face. Their ears reach past their muzzle.

Afghan Hound

An uncommon British breed, Otterhounds have long, pendulous ears covered in dense rough fur that helps trap scents. 


Beagles have velvety, long-hanging ears that reach past their jaws. Their ears sweep the ground when tracking scents.


Known for their beautiful red coats, Irish Setters have long, feathery ears that frame their elegant faces.

Irish Setter

Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed Much Hair