Weird ears? - 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 09-07-2014, 02:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 9
Default Weird ears?

Today my friend pointed out that my 10 1/2 week old puppy has oddly shaped ears. I didn't even notice it before, but now I see it every time I look at her.





Looks like a triangle was cut out above the base or something...lol. Only one ear is up right now but they're both shaped the same way. Has anyone seen this before? Will they change as she grows or will they always be weird? It doesn't matter either way, still love her to death, I'm just curious because I've never seen a GSD with ears like this and I can't imagine how goofy it'll look when they're both fully erect (assuming they will be).
hellbentheart is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-07-2014, 06:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Debanneball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Ontario
Posts: 404
Default

When I joined, I was worried about my puppy's ears too. Now, they are both upright and fine. Someone told me they rise at different times, give it time, soon you will be saying 'when are you ever going to grow into those ears!'. They are georgeous!
__________________
We never get what we want, we never want what we get...
We never have what we like, and we never like what we have.
Debanneball is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-07-2014, 10:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
The Agility Rocks! Moderator
 
MaggieRoseLee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Bushkill, PA (The Poconos!)
Posts: 26,519
Default

He's fine, just a puppy!!!!
__________________
*****
MACH3 Bretta Lee Wildhaus MXG MJG MXF MFB TQX HIT CGC TC
Glory B Wildhaus AX, AXJ, XF
plus Miss Osin Blue Wildhaus

"Nothing new can come into your life unless you are grateful for what you already have. ~ "--- Michael Bernhard, gratitude
MaggieRoseLee is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-07-2014, 10:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lake Tahoe Area
Posts: 299
Default

They look totally normal to me. That notch is normal.
__________________
Karin
Dutch Shepherd - Ptygo (Tee-Go) de las Flores
DutchKarin is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-07-2014, 11:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
The Administrator from the Great White North, eh?
 
Castlemaid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
Posts: 13,567
Default

Ears look normal to me too. the bottom notch won't be so noticeable as he grows into his ears and his head widens.
__________________
Lucia

Keeta BH, OB1, TR1, AD
Rottweiler/Hairy Dog mix?? Shelter rescue
Gryffon Vom Wildhaus BH
Castlemaid is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-07-2014, 01:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
SuperG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,742
Default

" I'm just curious because I've never seen a GSD with ears like this "

Well, here's one for you....now you've seen two.

Ears both stood later on...no problem.


SuperG
Attached Thumbnails
Weird ears?-pc280498.jpg  
SuperG is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-07-2014, 01:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 210
Default

The notch looks big because she's little, but it's normal.
LuvShepherds is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-07-2014, 04:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 9
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperG View Post
" I'm just curious because I've never seen a GSD with ears like this "

Well, here's one for you....now you've seen two.

Ears both stood later on...no problem.


SuperG

LOL, of course I've seen plenty of GSD pups with one ear up and one ear down. I was talking about the "notch" in her ears, as others are calling it.
hellbentheart is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-07-2014, 04:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
SuperG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,742
Default

As was I.....harder to see on my coat.....but when I would hold her downed ear up at that age....they were symmetrical......do you notice a big difference in proportion and dimensions when you do the same?


SuperG
SuperG 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:
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 06:01 AM.



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