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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 03:50 PM
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You all are lucky. After 2 and a half months of inserts, at almost 8 months old, Nala's ears are still flopped..very discouraging as I paid for show quality. But I love her anyway and she is still my number one friend.
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my 9 month old females ears were like that until about 7-8 months. just give them a little longer but even if they don't, don't worry about it she's still a good lookin pup. like someone said before i wouldn't massage them. personally when ever i get a "new" pup i tell EVERYONE to never touch my dogs ears, including little ones.
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You all are lucky. After 2 and a half months of inserts, at almost 8 months old, Nala's ears are still flopped..very discouraging as I paid for show quality. But I love her anyway and she is still my number one friend.
Did you have an ear clause in your contract? Do you get a replacement? If you paid for show pup and ears do not stand, you did not get a show pup.

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my 9 month old females ears were like that until about 7-8 months. just give them a little longer but even if they don't, don't worry about it she's still a good lookin pup. like someone said before i wouldn't massage them. personally when ever i get a "new" pup i tell EVERYONE to never touch my dogs ears, including little ones.
If ears are meant to stand, they stand. If they are not, they don't stand. It has to do with weak or poor cartilage development and poor genetics. It is a fault and dogs that have weak ears should not be bred. Otherwise, there is nothing wrong with these dogs and they will make great companions. If a dog's ears are so weak that they will not tolerate touching, the ears are weak to begin with. Touching is neither here nor there, but speaking purely from conjecture, increased circulation with stimulation by the hands *may* help increase blood supply which could help in firming up and strengthening the ear.

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Did you have an ear clause in your contract? Do you get a replacement? If you paid for show pup and ears do not stand, you did not get a show pup.
Yes I do have a clause in my contract that I would get a replacement pup, but there is no way I would return her, she is the love of my life.
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You have to return your dog to get a replacement? Why? What will a breeder do with a dog with weak ears? You should get a replacement without needing to return...

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You have to return your dog to get a replacement? Why? What will a breeder do with a dog with weak ears? You should get a replacement without needing to return...
According to my contract I can return the puppy at my expense for a replacement. I don't even want to think what breeders do with a returned puppy for any type of genetic or health reason. .
Even if I could keep her and get a replacement, I am not in a position where I could keep a forth(another pup would be our forth) dog.
I requested a partial refund if the ears where not up by a year old( four more months) since that is a major fault and is not considered show quality. I have not heard anything from the breeder since making that request. I can live with the overbite as long it doesn't effect her health.
As far as everything else, she has an awesome temperament, beautiful coloring , loyal to a fault,and as I said would not send her back for any reason.. But with completely flopped ears as a gsd, she is barely pet quality let alone show quality.

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Btw, Nala's sister from the same litter was purchased by someone who lives 20 miles from me, exact same thing with the ears, not standing at all except for the occasional right ear up..don't know about the other four pups in the litter.
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my 7 month old puppy's ears r criss crossed-imageuploadedbypg-free1352853654.567372.jpg

My 7 month old has hers ears that flip at the very top.... Occasionally they stand the correct way. I notice she keeps the back and down a LOT especially when getting out of her crate!


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