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hatemzalloum 11-10-2012 06:08 AM

my 7 month old puppy's ears r criss crossed
 
hello all, my 7 month old pup had her ears up but leaning inward "criss cross" since she was 4 months. they are still this way until today at 7 months old, they have not changed a bit...

Is there a chance they may stand up normally?
attached are 2 pictures.
https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/?ui=2&ik=ca70d001fa&view=att&th=13ae9d576eea7395&a ttid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=1418242969362759680-1&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P-gHT1seXpiSX6trk-OCPj8&sadet=1352545509737&sads=n_4N_r2WGtmWZZzY0CD 8iE3SDOU&sadssc=1

hatemzalloum 11-10-2012 06:51 AM

there goes the pictures:-

https://picasaweb.google.com/hatemza...hen65MonthsOld

thank you

pyratemom 11-10-2012 08:49 AM

Great looking pup. I think there is still a chance they will stand up more. At 7 months sometimes they still go through the soft ear stage -usually tied in with teething. They really don't look bad now though so even if they don't get real stiff you will still have a nice looking dog.

Rallhaus 11-10-2012 09:19 AM

you missed the time for inserts as they usually work before 6 months. try messaging the inner part of each ear at the base. sometimes this helps.

if you don't intend to show, don't worry about it. She's a nice looking pup.

hatemzalloum 11-10-2012 11:17 AM

is there any truth that when the head grows bigger it would help? read this on another thread. :)

msvette2u 11-10-2012 11:20 AM

I would not massage but I would give her plenty of safe things to chew on :)
She's gorgeous, either way!

hatemzalloum 11-10-2012 02:29 PM

thanks for the replies! was wondering though if anyone went through such an experience? thanks again

qbchottu 11-10-2012 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rallhaus (Post 2625992)
you missed the time for inserts as they usually work before 6 months. try massaging the inner part of each ear at the base. sometimes this helps.

if you don't intend to show, don't worry about it. She's a nice looking pup.

Agree. You can try giving her some knuckle bones or bully sticks to chew on, but it's a bit late in the game to expect a lot. I think she will always have weak ears. Lots of GSDs out there have weak or floppy ears. It's common enough. Cartilage is not strong enough or does not develop right and they don't stand properly. If it really bothers you, you could look into surgical inserts to make them stand. But I would not worry if you don't want to show or breed.

hatemzalloum 11-11-2012 03:10 PM

any additional input would be greatly appreciated :)

4score 11-11-2012 03:43 PM

I bet you won't have anything to worry about. Walter's ears were JUST like that until 8 months. Here's a 6.5 month picture....

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/t...onths/file.jpg


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