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post #51 of 77 (permalink) Old 05-27-2012, 04:38 PM
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I just figured I’d share this when I brought my shepherd home she had only one standing ear. Within’ weeks they both stood, and not long after they both ended up flopping again, but as she aged they stood straight up and that’s where they have stayed. I apologize it’s been awhile and cannot remember exact ages however I know it took her quite some time to get both standing ears.
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post #52 of 77 (permalink) Old 05-27-2012, 04:41 PM
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Ha, that's what I figured, but it's a little scary sometimes when you see a bunch of pups younger than yours with their ears already up. Hey, they say that chewing on stuff helps the muscles that hold up their ears. If rawhide is no good, and beef bones are "teeth wreckers", what should they chew?
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My pup is new and isn't interested in chewing his toys yet...and I say HIS toys because we have had to throw out two Nintendo ds stylus's quite a few legos and a flip flop already since Friday(told the kids to pick up or he would eat their toys, they didn't believe me...they do now and their room has been spotless since because their afraid he'll eat more toys). If I keep offering him his toys(kongs, nylabones, rope toys) will he eventually start chewing on them? Can't have bully sticks my husband hates how they stink the house up...and any other type of bone makes our schnauzer sick.
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post #54 of 77 (permalink) Old 08-03-2012, 12:48 AM
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Some big dogs don't go up for good until 9-11 months.
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post #55 of 77 (permalink) Old 09-10-2012, 11:35 PM
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I had just posted a thread about Magnums ears, him being 15wks old as of yesterday and still not up. His brother from the same litter that my friend owns, his ears are both poker straight up =/

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The breeder that I got our GSD from said that that dad of the litter's ears didn't even begin to stand up until he was 8 months old. Our pup was the only one of the litter whose ears were still down when we picked him up at 8 weeks.. They soon stood up afterwards, but I do think that genes have a lot to do with it.. Don't be discouraged, one day you'll wake up and they'll both be perked up like they always have been that way
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post #56 of 77 (permalink) Old 09-12-2012, 11:10 AM
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I have a almost 4 month old GSD. .
Her ears are not up They may go up for a second or two but are very weak and floppy. Her litter mates are straight up. Should I worry?
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post #57 of 77 (permalink) Old 09-12-2012, 12:56 PM
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Finn's ears took forever it felt like to perk up. From 8 weeks, his right ear was up with no issue. The left on the other hand didn't seem like it was ever going to stand, but if something got his attention, it would stand up, no issue. It took a while for that other ear to go up and stay up, but it did. I think he was a little over five months old.

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Thanks for this thread, lots of good information. I'll stop feeding my boy socks and fluffy toys and more hard tasty long lasting bones to munch on.

...mostly he's chewing on my arm.
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I think the length of the ear has a lot to do with it also. My female GSD's ears are long and didn't come up til almost 6 months. And the GSD's that have the shorter ears seem to come up a lot sooner. They will still flop during teething though.
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First Ear Action

She's a GSD/BC mix, so i have no idea whether her ears will stand or not. But this morning I saw the first hint of ear movement. She's 3 and a half months old here.
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