The Labrador retriever has the best hearing.
Other dog breeds known for their incredible hearing include:
- German Shepherds
- Poodles (especially miniature poodles)
- Cocker Spaniels
In general, all dogs have extremely sensitive hearing. They can typically hear sounds four times further away than humans, which explains why they sometimes bark even before the doorbell rings. They’re able to differentiate sounds more easily and can hear higher frequencies, and they can also locate the sound very accurately.