dog with ears straight out

My Dog With His Ears Straight Out

This is my dog, Dodoïte (pronounced: Dodo ïte). He’s a half Basset Hound, half Australian Shepherd, and half Corgi. Dodoïte has wings!

Most dogs when they are puzzled and try to understand, do the head tilt, it’s so cute. Not my dog. Instead, when he’s puzzled, he sticks his ears straight out horizontally, just like a radar system.

In fact, his ears are like the mood ring of the 1970s:

  • Straight up, like a Corgi: he’s happy.
  • Straight sideways: he’s puzzled and he’s trying to understand. Somehow, more sound will give him a better understanding…
  • Dropped behind his head and lower to the ground like a Basset Hound: he’s hunting and trying to find his “prey”.
  • Rolled up, no ear: he knows what he’s tracking. He has found the scent and now he follows the scent to his “prey”.

How does he roll up his ears?

On top of his head, there’s a wide white stripe, it contracts to the point where the white stripe almost disappears. He also “glues” his ears against the head to the point that the ears disappear. If you don’t know, you can’t find his ears.

Technical

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II ISO 1000 and 1/640
Lens: Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM @169mm and f/6.3
Processed with Rawtherapee 5.6: https://www.rawtherapee.com/