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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-11-2017, 11:55 PM
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Heres a random snd totally unrelated question. HOw much does he weigh?
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Heres a random snd totally unrelated question. HOw much does he weigh?
I just weighed him yesterday, by standing on my scale and then holding him...he was around 31lbs...
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Thanks, he gets lots of bully sticks and chew toys...I also add a bit of plain yogurt and sea kelp to his food. I've been trying to get knuckle bones for the butcher, but with no luck. :/
If you can't find knuckle bones, you could try an antler or water buffalo horn - ours loves his. You could also try raw lamb ribs or some pigs feet. Ours wasn't a super aggressive chewer, so I used to give him femur slices from the butcher and let him strip them/get the marrow out. Since it's a weight bearing bone though it's a tooth breaking risk for a hard chewer.

Ours' ears weren't totally up by 6.5 months so we taped at that point and now they're fine. We also added unflavored gelatin to his food, per a recommendation from here.

Good luck, and he's absolutely adorable!
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He is adorable!! I bet they'll come up pretty soon!!

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Oh my gosh, he's a darling! And a very talented head tilter! His ears look as if they are trying to come up and the don't look overly large or heavy. I'd go with the breeder's advice.
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Your boy is super cute.

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He is a cutie pie. As mentioned chewing helps those ears goes up. When teething you may see those ears do all types of things. I have read in this forum some people use Knox gelatin to strengthen the cartilage in the ears. The ears look like they are on their way up.
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very cute.
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they'll come up.. be patient..what a cutie pie.
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Our long haired WGSL pup's ears didn't fully stand until 9 months, even with lots of chewing. We weren't worried because we had another pup whose ears took that long. Sometimes you just have to be really, really patient!
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