When does a German Shepherd puppies ears stand up? - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-29-2013, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 52
Smile When does a German Shepherd puppies ears stand up?

I dont even have my puppy yet but I will soon. I just wanted to make sure how old most gsd puppies are when their's stand up. I have read that their ears can like flop around when the cartilage isnt completely hardened too. So when should they start to get hard and then when should they stand the whole way up?
morgan&thor is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-29-2013, 09:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
KZoppa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 18,885
Default

There's no definite timeframe.
__________________
http://www.KrystalZPhotography.weebly.com
www.KrystalZ.nerium.com
Shasta GSD 5/5/10 CGC
"Dax" Thor z vom Weberhaus 3/18/2013
Zena GSD 6/1/03
Riley GSD/BC 1/10/05-2/1/2013
KZoppa is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-29-2013, 10:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 164
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by morgan&thor View Post
I dont even have my puppy yet but I will soon. I just wanted to make sure how old most gsd puppies are when their's stand up. I have read that their ears can like flop around when the cartilage isnt completely hardened too. So when should they start to get hard and then when should they stand the whole way up?
It probably depends on the dog. Here was Shadow's progression:

Nearly 6 weeks on 12/23:


Nearly 7 weeks on 12/29:


A little over 9 weeks on 1/17 they finally began standing up reliably:
Swifty is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2013, 12:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Falls Church, Virginia
Posts: 1,853
Default

We got java at nine weeks, once her ears went up they never went back down
__________________
Java Haus Juris, CGC - 6/2/2012
Kessey "Koch" Von der Sauk - 10/26/2008 - 04/23/2011 - Pronounced "Coke"
Smith3 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2013, 01:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 2
Default

My dogs ears went up one at a time about 2 weeks apart. Both were up at 11 weeks but they still slant into each other in the middle of his head. He is almost 14 weeks. When does a German Shepherd puppies ears stand up?-imageuploadedbypetguide1369890304.415350.jpg


Sent from Petguide.com App
Sneddo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2013, 01:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Lucy Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 6,806
Default

Don't be surprised if they go up and down until the puppy is done teething around 6 months. It's very common.
Lucy Dog is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2013, 01:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
Dann's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Lebanon
Posts: 111
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by morgan&thor View Post
I dont even have my puppy yet but I will soon. I just wanted to make sure how old most gsd puppies are when their's stand up. I have read that their ears can like flop around when the cartilage isnt completely hardened too. So when should they start to get hard and then when should they stand the whole way up?
Well it depends, some at 2 months some at 3,4,5,6,7; like my fellow friend said before, there is no exact time frame. My GSD's ears are starting to show improvement at 2 months.. Hopefully I think in about 2 weeks they will be complete!

Just remember if you get a GSD feed it food rich in calcium! Just don't feed it everything when it's young; some dogs can't tolerate milk, luckily mine can, and it loves it, I make some milk by the kibble he gulps it all up! Yogurt is a substitute as well, in fact it is better, but my dog doesn't like it that much.

When he is older you can also feed him about 1-2 eggs a week with the kibble, but the kibble is still none the less the best source to reach their full diet, but not a lot of dogs like kibble -_-
Dann is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2013, 01:09 AM   #8 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Lucy Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 6,806
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dann View Post
Just remember if you get a GSD feed it food rich in calcium!
Not the best advice. You do not want to feed too much calcium to a large breed puppy. Calcium promotes bone growth and you want slow and steady bone growth.

This is typically why large breed puppy kibbles have less calcium than regular puppy and adult formulas.
Lucy Dog is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2013, 01:12 AM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
Sevastra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 141
Default

my dogs left ear was up at 4 weeks old. His right ear would go up and down till he was around 9-10 weeks old then it stayed up after that. I was told not to mess with his ears a lot so i didn't. I wasn't really worried about, though deep down i was hoping both would stand up, haha.
Sevastra is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2013, 01:42 AM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
slumdawg11b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 30
Default

Sasha's went up about 9 weeks. I massaged them for about 10 days and then one morning... BAM right up. They haven't gone down and she has really good control of them
They show what emotion she is feeling all the time. Removes a lot of the guess work.

Sent from Petguide.com Free App
slumdawg11b is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:42 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com