Why Dogs Have Whiskers On Their Faces  

A dog’s whiskers are packed with nerve endings, making them extra sensitive feelers able to detect subtle air currents, object locations and shapes, like a sixth sense!


Whiskers basically act like built-in radar on either side of a dog’s face, helping them safely navigate spaces in low light and judge distances. 


The sensitive whiskers pick up changes in air pressure and wind direction which dogs rely on when hunting prey by scent.


Whiskers guide dogs on how to properly angle their bodies to fit through narrow openings and not get stuck.


Subtle whisker movements and positions can indicate a dog’s mood - pushed back means aggression, forward shows curiosity.  


Dogs depend on input from their whiskers to avoid bumping into objects as they move about, preventing injuries.


Information whiskers send to the brain helps dogs maintain good balance and spatial awareness.


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