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Old 10-18-2012, 02:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My bitch had this issue... she had soft ears. Your window is closing, but that's about the age (I think) I got desperate after trying foam inserts, taping, etc. and used tear mender glue and a cone to keep her from messing with it. It did work, and her ears finally both stood. I don't remember if it was her tattoo'd ear or not... but maybe it was. Seems that the heavier boned plush and long coat dogs are more likely to have the soft, floppy ears. I'd try the glue and cone, but you need to do it very soon. I think it was a week or two that I left them glued. Also, if your dog will chew, give the dog as many hard things to chew on as possible.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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mine is 11 weeks old and her ears are down down down
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:22 PM   #13 (permalink)
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mine is 11 weeks old and her ears are down down down
I would not worry at all at 11 weeks, it is when they get to 7 to 8 months old and they are not standing yet, is when you should be concerned. At eight months after paying for show quality and my pups ears are still not standing and my breeder is not helping me out, is when you should be concerned
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Cowboys had one floppy ear, which I use TearMender glue to hold up. I actually put a dab in the bent corner, which kind of stuck his ear to his head. It actually worked and didn't bother him.

But I think at 7 or 8 months, I took him for injections. The ear is sort of soft but it does stand now. A training friend just saw him again after several years and said "wait - didn't he used to have a floppy ear?" . Hah.
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Cowboys had one floppy ear, which I use TearMender glue to hold up. I actually put a dab in the bent corner, which kind of stuck his ear to his head. It actually worked and didn't bother him.

But I think at 7 or 8 months, I took him for injections. The ear is sort of soft but it does stand now. A training friend just saw him again after several years and said "wait - didn't he used to have a floppy ear?" . Hah.
What. Kind if injections...?. I thought I have read everything possable on soft ears and this is the first I heard of injections. Thanks
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What. Kind if injections...?. I thought I have read everything possable on soft ears and this is the first I heard of injections. Thanks

Oh, the late Janis Novak wrote about it and I went to Dr. Radar of SkyCrest Animal Clinic for taping and injections. I found this about it but I am sure there is really old information on this forum in regards to these injections as well from back when I had it done in - I think 2003 or 2004.

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Oh, the late Janis Novak wrote about it and I went to Dr. Radar of SkyCrest Animal Clinic for taping and injections. I found this about it but I am sure there is really old information on this forum in regards to these injections as well from back when I had it done in - I think 2003 or 2004.

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Old 11-15-2012, 06:36 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Very interesting link there. 2 of the shepherds used in the pictures where Mittelwest puppies.. The mother of my shepherd is a Mittelwest dog ...I am wondering now if this is where Nala's soft ear problem is from. I looked for over a year before I purchased. I was so concerned about ofa results and temperament, I never though about soft ears.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:02 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Default I'd try taping them anytime past 5-6 months

Remi was about 8 1/2 months when we finally got a little worried her ears wouldn't stand on their own. The Leerburg article is good & you've still got plenty of time to get the ears up, but your pup may need a little help. Is your dog growing pretty fast? Remi is a pretty large boned shep and I think all her calcium went into her bones & teeth...not leaving much for her ears. Plus, she wasn't much of a chewer, ever, so that may have played a role. Our new addition is a major chewer and her ears have been up since about early 5 months & they were up and down from about 10 weeks. Goodluck!
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Nala's ears are still taped.. My trainer did it for me a couple of weeks ago.. The ear forms I had glued in for the previous two months were not much help at all. When the forms fell out het ears flopped again with in a couple of days on the right ear and almost immediately on the left.. I will keep them taped until she is a year old if I have to has the tape does not bother her at all.
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