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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-08-2014, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Question Ears at 11 weeks!? (No "dancing")

Hi! Ive been lurking around the forums and learning a ton over the last month since I brought my puppy home. And now my ear concerns have finally motivated me to post! lol

My little guy is 11 weeks old on monday and his ears have been floppy since I got him! I've tried to be patient and look at all the other posts about ears... but most ears seem to have been doing some kind of flopping around or standing up by this age it seems!
For the last week and a half he has started to lift his ears half way up for a few seconds whenever he stretches of wakes up from a nap, and they get a little lift at the base when he's outside playing... but other than that they are totally flopped.

I saw a picture of his parents and one of his parents has huge ears that stood a little more than halfway up, but with floppy tips (kinda like a collie). The other parent had huge erect ears. So I know he could have inherited weak ears.

Ive been giving him bully sticks and toys to chew on as well as adding unflavored gelatin and plain yogurt to his food just in case it makes a difference.

So anyways, just wondering what you all think about his ears, if they will stand with or without help and if anyone else has gone through the same thing! I dont' know why some pics are sideways... Sorry :P
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