What’s your favorite part of a dog? Her heart-melting expression? That wildly-wagging tail when you walk in the door? Maybe it’s his soft muzzle or wiry coat?

Or maybe, like many people, you’re drawn to dogs with strokably long ears. Here are a few long-eared breeds that stand out.

One of the most famous of the bunch is the irresistible Basset Hound. A waddling walk, doleful eyes and yes, those ears, make the Basset a fan favorite in the show ring or the backyard.

Basset Hound Outdoors Paw Up
This is Nathan, the Bloodhound who won Best in Show at the 2014 National Dog Show. Need we say more?

Nathan Best in Show National Dog Show
The always-striking Afghan Hound’s ears are like his flowing coat and general attitude: elegant.

Afghan Hound dog

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