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    The Purpose of Whiskers in Dogs

    Anatomy of Canine Whiskers Dog whiskers, also known as vibrissae, are long, thick, and stiff hairs that grow on the muzzle, above the eyes, and sometimes on the jaw, cheeks, and even the front legs of dogs. They are different from regular fur as they have a specialized structure, embedded deep within the skin, and are connected to sensitive nerve…

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