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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-24-2014, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Ears Question

so i have been using the breathe right strips with the tear mender and this one set finally fell off, the one ear is erect 80% of the time andd the other is 50/50. when she is at attention they both are up well for the most part they are up most of the time but they still flop sometimes, is that normal?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-24-2014, 06:50 PM
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Keep using the breathe right strips. They will go up. If you pup has a wide base, I would recommend using the ear foams, as those ears are a bit heavier and need something stronger
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Keep using the breathe right strips. They will go up. If you pup has a wide base, I would recommend using the ear foams, as those ears are a bit heavier and need something stronger
What do you mean by wide base?
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at what age should the ears start to get up?ive read alot about it and i got bit confused coz every research,info... gives a different timing
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Wide base means the bottom of your dog's ears are wider than most dog's ears. If you think they are wide, use the ear forms. I tried the breathe right strips first but then I put ear forms in. I much prefer them because they are easy to put in, the foam ears support the whole ear and took the pressure off me that I was screwing their ear by not putting the strips in the right places. I am happy to say the ear forms are working!
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I have seen ears up as early as 6 weeks but it really varies. If the ears are up prior to teething (approx. at 4 months) then you should not have no worries. During teething, 4 months thru 6 months, the ears can go up and down quite a bit. After teething, the ears should then go back up.

My pup had one ear up at 3 months but the other ear struggled to come up. I waited until teething was over and the started using the ear forms to assist the other ear to get stronger.
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I still dont get why there are so many shallow people. Why do their ears generate so much crap? Do you love your dog? Easy ?. If "looks" driven then do not ever have pets or children.
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Owen, is that the dog you're planning on breeding if all checks out later and hopefully she gets titled and extensively health and genetic tested?

if so, then I would hold off on gluing the ears. dogs whose ears didn't stand on their own shouldn't be bred. not the worst fault to breed but still.

see if they stand on their own.
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Skywalker, why does it matter to you? people are visual. looks do matter whether people deny it or not. no one is killing their dogs because the ears don't stand but I do understand the desire for them to stand. ears are a huge part of the gsd look
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-27-2014, 06:52 AM
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i agree with the last statement.
even if my pup ears didnt goes up i will still lover her, even thats shes giving me more troubles then my other dogs. ears aren't about if u love ur dog or not its just about having the look of a gsd.

further more i keep reading about air strips and stuff like that and sadly ive searched here in my country to find zero result ...
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