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Old 12-10-2012, 11:49 AM   #11 (permalink)
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She's a beautiful girl...love long coats. Their coat colors are always so deep & rich looking.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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She's a beautiful girl...love long coats. Their coat colors are always so deep & rich looking.
Well thank you, as her colors are starting to show through she's starting to look more like her dad who was a great looking dog. She'll look even more like him when/if these ears perk up though.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:02 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I think that it is common for most first time gsd owners to worry about if the ears are going to go up and stay. I was one of those people, that is what brought me to this forum. Like everyone is saying try not to worry and just enjoy your beautiful baby, when she is done teething they will more than likely go up and stay.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:45 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I think that it is common for most first time gsd owners to worry about if the ears are going to go up and stay.
^ This. I think it's WAY more common for people to worry needlessly about whether or not the ear phase their puppy is going through is normal or something to be concerned about than it is for ears to not actually come up.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:48 PM   #15 (permalink)
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My boy is a LC. His ears finally stood at 9 months.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:59 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Jaeger has one wonky ear, though I know both his parents had erect ears. I taped the ear for three days and then I just decided it wasn't worth it. He is a lovely dog in every respect and if one ear is floppy I can live with that. He is about 7 months old.

I figure the ear might still go up, anyhow. He is a lanky, floppy guy all over at this stage, lol.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:54 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Well all this week her ears have been flopping around all over the place but most of the time they're still down.

She has one other shepherd in her puppy class whose ears are pretty much all the way up and she's only two weeks older. I have to admit it's a bit disheartening to not see any real progress on these big 'ol ears.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:38 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Give it time, keep her chewing on stuff, my boy likes Dentley's rawhide products. Keeps him busy and working those muscles. Funniest thing will be when they both go up, you'll be like YES!!!...Then one of'em will flop again and you'll be back here asking what went wrong!!! lol Nothing went wrong its a process... just keep the chewing to a maximum! Chew! Chew! Chew! (I sound like a chhoo choo train I know!) Preferably not on your hand! lol

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Oh and I've added two pics of my boy from yesterday I'm proud of his ears and him in general... He's so sexy! my Avatar pic is from when he was 3 months!
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:23 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Well this dog is chewing constantly so if her ears never stand then it won't be for lack of chewing.

It just seems like the top of her ears are too heavy for the bases and primarily the bottom outside part of each ear (that faces away from her head) is the weak point so they just flop outward. I just have a feeling the crease is too deep and they won't be able to stand. There just hasn't really been any progress and only one time for part of a day did both of her ears stand and she looked so good. Hopefully it won't be the only time I see them that way.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:21 PM   #20 (permalink)
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cute pup,normal ears!
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