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Old 01-16-2014, 12:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ears finally up... There's still hope even at 7.5 months.

I just wanted to share a success story for those of you worried about your pups ears. My boy Rainer still had floppy ears at 7.5 months, even after me trying to tape and glue them myself. I finally relented and talked with my breeder, who gave me very specific glueing instructions, and they have been up since.

When I came to my breeder she said I had about 20-30% chance they would go up and stay up, and said I should have come to her much much sooner (like at 4-5 months)

Moral of the story, talk to your breeder folks.. even at 7.5 months, it's still possible those ears can come up.





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Old 01-16-2014, 12:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My trainer has said even at a year old they can still come up. Thanks for giving everyone hope here. Beautiful dog, with and without the ears up.
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Old 01-16-2014, 02:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My boy's ears stood at just over 9 months. I tried all the tricks, but nothing worked. Finally I decided my boy would just have floppy ears. Nature decided they'd stand. Go figure.
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Old 01-16-2014, 02:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My old GSD's ears didn't go up fully til after he was over a year old...he had very heavy ears...
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I was going to give up cos he was already getting to one year... I tried taping within my resources, then glue with what i could get without damaging his skin. No go.

Ordered "tear mender" from 2 different websites (cos thats what was recommended online by many different sources) but they couldnt deliver it here. Then finally the 3rd website could - Duluth Trading, thanks!

As i was losing hope and i know i'll love him no matter what, i gave it one more try. I'll just keep the glue on for a month.

Then the ears stood up albeit a little floppy, so i used breathe right to support the inside for a while. Fast forward to now, i guess a picture will speak for itself!

Ears finally up... There's still hope even at 7.5 months.-imageuploadedbypg-free1391080007.634986.jpg


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Old 01-30-2014, 07:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
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So you used tear mender and strips? Beautiful dog!!!
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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So you used tear mender and strips? Beautiful dog!!!
Thanks.

Yes I did. I tried everything. Lol

Finally up when he was almost one year.. Been up ever since, except when he's walking then he pulls them back


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Nice to see a success story!!

Currently using those ear forms in my 9-month-old with one badly creased ear! half the time he looked a lot like your "before" picture. The forms are so much easier after trying breathe-rite, moleskin inserts, etc. for about a month (8-9 months). Ears were supported ok but then creased when I would replace the inserts every day or so (he would pin the ear back and I would feel like all my effort had been undone!)

Currently in cahoots with another member who is also working on ears... will post our stories too if we get results!
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Peter-I would love to hear exactly what your breeder told you to do. Our German is 6 months old and has one strong ear and one floppy one! Our breeder did not have experience with floppy ears!
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
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My old GSD's ears didn't go up solid til he was like 18 months...he had very heavy ear leather and large ears. They did go up though and stay up.

Current baby is almost 6 months and his are still going up and down.
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