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Old 11-10-2012, 06:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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there goes the pictures:-

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

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Old 11-10-2012, 08:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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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.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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is there any truth that when the head grows bigger it would help? read this on another thread.
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I would not massage but I would give her plenty of safe things to chew on
She's gorgeous, either way!
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thanks for the replies! was wondering though if anyone went through such an experience? thanks again
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
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any additional input would be greatly appreciated
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
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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....

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