Up - now sagging. Dogs wrestling causing ear droop?
We have a GSD puppy that is about 9 weeks old. We got her at about 7 weeks IIRC. When we got her - her ears were erect. Then as she's put on weight and size (which is pretty considerable - maybe doubled her weight from 5lbs to 10lbs maybe?) her right ear has started to droop a bit. Just in the last week.
But at the same time she play wrestles with my French Bulldog. Who likes to lightly gnaw on her ears from time to time when they play. As she does him.
Is her ear drooping because of growth and this is just a phase? Or is the other dog gnawing on her ears making them droop? And if it is just a "phase" how long will it last? When should I become concerned? Should I stop them from playing together or at least try to correct the ear gnawing?
It's not like he's dragging her around by the ears. They just lightly play bite with each other. And the ears seem to be a target from time to time as they wrestle. He'll place her ear in his mouth and sort of tussle (best word I can think of) with her. He just kind of grabs onto it with his mouth and holds it. Maybe moving her a few inches as he does so. No howls or cries. They wrestle for hours. Which feels like its good for him (he's a bit old) and her. I'd hate to break this loving wrestling up if I don't have to. But if it's causing the cartilage in her ears to break down at a crucial developmental time - I will.