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Old 12-09-2012, 11:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Cutie! Has your breeder offered support in any form? Many will tape/glue for you.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Try bully sticks, raw trachea, ligament, anything with lots of chondroitin and cartilage to help the ears. But I think these ears will not go up. I have said it before, but if you paid for show pup, you should have a conversation with the breeder about the condition of her ears. She cannot show or breed with those ears.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:05 AM   #13 (permalink)
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My contact says I can return her for another pup, but that is never going to happen. I couldn't return her in a million years. I contacted him a few times, and he told me don't worry they will go up.
The trainer I use who was a breeder for many years is taping them for me so I am fairly confident in her that she knows what she is doing..
Thanks everyone for your input.
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Try bully sticks, raw trachea, ligament, anything with lots of chondroitin and cartilage to help the ears. But I think these ears will not go up. I have said it before, but if you paid for show pup, you should have a conversation with the breeder about the condition of her ears. She cannot show or breed with those ears.
She chews one to two 12 inch bully sticks a day. Gets gelatin, glucosamean (sp), fish oil, a can of sardines a day for extra calcium.
I finally got a response from the breeder who says he will give me a partial refund if not up by a year old since I don't want to return her for another pup. Will see if he carries through with this but I am still trying to hang on to some hope they will go up.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:21 AM   #15 (permalink)
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She chews one to two 12 inch bully sticks a day. Gets gelatin, glucosamean (sp), fish oil, a can of sardines a day for extra calcium.
I finally got a response from the breeder who says he will give me a partial refund if not up by a year old since I don't want to return her for another pup. Will see if he carries through with this but I am still trying to hang on to some hope they will go up.
Sounds like you are doing everything you can.

Just some more things for you to consider, which I came upon my research when my pup was younger (6 months), and had a floppy tip:

-take dog to new and exciting places that stimulate the ears to stand up. I know when I walk by a bush with singing birds, my dog is tilting her head and listening intently

-raw knuckle bones for some variety of chewing. I find my dog has to work harder on these than the bully sticks

-extra large crate. I've deducted that my floppy tip was due to the crate height. So i got a super large one that doesn't restrict her in any way.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:22 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I will be very surprised if they go up - they really do seem to be lacking in cartilage and strength. Glad to hear about your refund - hope they follow through
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I will be very surprised if they go up - they really do seem to be lacking in cartilage and strength. Glad to hear about your refund - hope they follow through
Yea deep down I feel the same way but will hold on for that little bit of hope till she one year old . In any case she is still my dog and best bud. Ears up or not.

Again thanks too everyone for taking the time to look and for your suggestions
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:38 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I really do hope the trainer knows the proper way of taping because if she doesn't she can cause permanent damage to the ears do a search on google for correct ear taping, if you don't know how to do it you can put weight of the tape/insert in wrong spots/wrong way and it can pull the ears down instead of up even though it may look right to you. Keep us updated with pictures please.


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Old 12-10-2012, 10:20 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Here is a picture with her ears taped.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:10 AM   #20 (permalink)
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That looks fine to me! Did you make sure that the fold on the inside of the ears was tucked back when the tape was applied?
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