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Old 12-19-2012, 11:23 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Our pup didn't start getting his ears up until about 3-4months. Now, at 5 1/2 months, they are almost completely up. In the past few months they have gone up and down... finally up and we let him have chew toys, rawhides, everything! His ears are just HUGE, so I guess his little puppy head couldnt support them!
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:16 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Patience is so hard to have with GSD's when you want their ears to just go up already! LOL

The left ear has been up for about a week and a half already, and as you can see the right one still have some catching up to do. People say it's due to genetics, diet, "massaging", activity, & age that will determine when they both go up for good.

My question is, is there a time period a little smaller than 9wks-8mos that most people can agree on about when they go up? The above time period seems a little TOO broad for me.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:20 AM   #63 (permalink)
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Zeke's ears were up and strong by 8 weeks. Flopped a little when he ran but never went back down.

Luther's ears didn't go up until almost 5-6 months old! Here he was when we got him at 13 weeks





Berlin's were up by 9 weeks. But look, just this weekend at 14 weeks - hey, it happens!
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My question is, is there a time period a little smaller than 9wks-8mos that most people can agree on about when they go up? The above time period seems a little TOO broad for me.
No there's not, because that IS the time period. Many ears go up fairly young, but the cartilage doesn't actually really harden and strengthen until after they are done teething. Incisors and canines come out between 4-6 months, premolars and molars between 6-9 months. So they are teething for a long time. Even if the are up early, often times they still flop or fall over during that teething period.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:46 AM   #65 (permalink)
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Tyson is only 10 weeks old no sign of his ears standing as yet, but i have to say i am loving my floppy ear boy so much
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:11 PM   #66 (permalink)
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I waited until 1 year...they are still floppy..now he is almost 3 years old

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Stark's Vet is having me put a tampon in his ear and wrap it like you see in this pic. He said that it is acting as a splint. Has anyone heard anything about this splint method before? Seems odd to me..
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Stark's Vet is having me put a tampon in his ear and wrap it like you see in this pic. He said that it is acting as a splint. Has anyone heard anything about this splint method before? Seems odd to me..
How old is this baby??? I agree with the OP, Mrs. K, don't fiddle-fart around with the ears on babies this young, you and your vet may do more good than harm.

I have not seen the tampon used this way, I read about people using a hair curler. But that book was written in the seventies, when curlers were typical. Does anyone use curlers any more?

But I digress. A good method of clueing is cutting some molefoam in the shape of the ear above the little knotch. Use new skin as a glue to glue the molefoam in the hear and then curve it into shape, with your hands and hold it that way with tape for a few days.

But this pup's ears look like they are doing fine, and I wouldn't weigh down the ear with anything, like this picture.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:39 PM   #69 (permalink)
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Patience is a virtue!!!
River at 14 weeks
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I was starting to get concerned but they just came up of their own accord.


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Mia's ears didn't come up completely until 10-11 months old.
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