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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-14-2016, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Unorthodox Ear Gluing

Hey all,

Has anyone had experience or known someone to have experience with the following method of gluing?


We have given it a go by recommendation of our breeder. Just seeing everyone's thoughts on this method. It was actually rather easy, only thing is his ears are still rather floppy. Not sure if they will solidify with time or if I should be using an insert instead for support of some sort? Please advise. His ears appear to want to go into tee pee mode when supported upright.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-14-2016, 08:21 PM
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Your boy is very handsome. What a cutie!

First of all I think he is too young to be worried about his ears. You may make things worse.

I can't agree with this method at all. That must be very painful having his hair pulled like that for days. When I don't put my own hair in a pony tail right, not only is it painful having the hair pulled, but the entire scalp in that area becomes very sore and painful.

My showline male is huge. I started taping his ears at 5.5 months and they were up within two weeks but they were weak and wobbly until he was around 10 months of age.

I used to have a massive boned, long coated female with a huge head and heavy ear leather. Her ears did not come up until she was seven months old, on their own.

Personally, I would not use this method at all. I am not sure why your breeder approves of it.
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There is definitely conflicting ideologies on this forum about when to begin taping. I have seen 3 months, 4 months, 5 months, and 6 being the latest. I do know there is barely any glue holding his ears up and he is not in discomfort.

I can remove it if need be. All I did was dab a small amount of glue on his ear and attach it to the fur on his head.
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How old is your puppy? He looks too young to even be overly concerned about it.
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There is definitely conflicting ideologies on this forum about when to begin taping. I have seen 3 months, 4 months, 5 months, and 6 being the latest. I do know there is barely any glue holding his ears up and he is not in discomfort.

I can remove it if need be. All I did was dab a small amount of glue on his ear and attach it to the fur on his head.
Yes, the bolded, now that little bit of hair is supporting the weight of that wiggling, bouncing ear, constantly pulling. Ouch!

I waited until my show line was 5.5 months to tape and my breeder was livid. She said they would have come up on their own and that by taping them, I risked his ears being crooked.

I have had more than one dog's ears take longer than six months to come up. I am not sure how old your dog is, but I heard you say he weighed forty pounds, so he can't be that old.
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young pup with normal ear growth. he's a long coat, with heavy ears, but the bases are up and firm. They will come up in their own time more than likely
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Ok. I removed it. Looks like a small bald spot on his ear now since he is sable and I had to snip away the black tips.

Breeders worried me. I will wait. 6 months? I wish there was an absolute answer on this.
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I had a Great Dane whose ears were taped after bracing when I got him, and I have taped more than one Chinese Crested Dog's ears. This method just looks weird.
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I would say they will be fine on their own. Jupiter at 4 months, I wasn't worried, but he def had a full floppy ear on the left side. A couple of months and some bloody gums later, both are up all the time.

His ears know what to do...just give it some time.

Jupiter is a little over 6 months now.

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My breeder told me to not tape/glue or try to get their ears to stand up and that they will do so on their own. Arrow had a few moments where one flopped over at the top and the next day it was back up....now up for good it seems. I wouldn't personally do anything to make the process go faster for worry that I would mess something up.
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