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Whiskers function as sensory organs that detect touch and vibrations in the air. This helps dogs sense what's around them and orient themselves in their surroundings.
Whiskers should never be trimmed or manipulated. They take several months to grow back, and your dog will have difficulty maneuvering in the interim.

www.petmd.com/dog/general-health/why-do-dogs-have-whiskers

What's the purpose of dog whiskers, and how should you properly care for them?

www.livescience.com/44824-why-dogs-have-whiskers.html

Apr 14, 2014 ... Some dog breeds have also been known to use their whiskers in the same way that many smaller mammals do: to determine whether they can ...

www.canidae.com/blog/2014/06/what-is-the-purpose-of-dog-whiskers

Jun 23, 2014 ... You know that your dog has whiskers, but do you know why? ... Like cats and other animals, dogs have whiskers that stick out from the sides of ...

www.akc.org/content/health/articles/why-do-dogs-have-whiskers

Jul 27, 2016 ... Dogs have a set of stiff hairs protruding from the sides of their muzzles that are popularly called “whiskers.” These are not at all like the ...

www.doghealth.com/how-and-why/why-do-dogs-have-whiskers

Whiskers aren't just cute. Find out why dogs have whiskers and the purposes they serve.

www.psychologytoday.com/blog/canine-corner/201109/why-do-dogs-have-whiskers

Sep 9, 2011 ... Dog's whiskers help compensate for their poor near vision and allow them to avoid colliding with things, especially when light levels are low.

www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/whats-the-deal-with-whiskers

May 23, 2012 ... Here's why dogs and cats have them, how they differ between species, plus other interesting facts ... Why Do Cats and Dogs Have Them?

www.whydodogs.com/why-do-dogs-have-whiskers-over-their-eyes

Dec 31, 2015 ... Whiskers over a dog's eyes, may appear to be in a peculiar place for hair to ... Dogs do not have eyebrows because they don't sweat as we ...

www.dailydogdiscoveries.com/dog-whiskers

Jul 15, 2016 ... Dog whiskers: dog owners don't really pay much attention to them, and sometimes they ... Psychology Today, Why do dogs have whiskers?