Dogs are considered a man’s best friend for a reason. They are loyal, loving, and always happy to see us. But what happens when we meet a dog that can’t hear? For most of us, it’s an unfamiliar experience. We may feel uncomfortable around this pup, not knowing how to communicate with them. Deaf dogs are often misunderstood and feared because of their inability to hear. But they are like any other dog, with the same needs and desires.
In this photo series, Texan Award-winning photographer Ann O’nill photographed dogs with congenital deafness to highlight how amazing and adaptable they are. Though there are some challenges to having a deaf dog, there are also great rewards. Prepare to see the world from a deaf dog’s perspective after scrolling through these amazing photos!
1. Jōnsi – Minature American Shepherd
2. Nola – Catahoula Mix
3. Patsy – Boxer
4. Faith And Echo – Great Danes
5. Jaxamillion – Boxer/Bully Mix
6. Petunia – Pit Bull Mix
7. Rhett – Heeler
8. Genevieve – Dogo Argentino
9. Liam – Boxer Mix
10. Donut – Red Heeler Mix
As an animal lover, it was touching to see the beauty and resilience of these dogs. Deafness doesn’t have to be a barrier for them. It’s important to spread awareness about these amazing animals so that more people will consider giving them a loving home. And don’t forget to share with your friends – these furry little miracles deserve as much exposure as possible!