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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-10-2017, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Almost 4 months

I know I shouldn't worry yet, but I can't help it. Here is my boy, Rhone. He will be 4 months old next week. I have had him for a month and have not seen his ears go up once. Breeder says not to worry until he is 5.5 months.
I have heard that longer coats sometimes take longer because of the weight of the fun on their ears. Is this true? I have tearmender on hand and am waiting...do you all suggest I wait until 4.5, 5, or 5.5 months to use it?
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Rhone is adorable! I agree with his breeder not to worry about the ears until he is 5.5 months. If they don't go up by that time, then I would suggest contacting the breeder and asking for advice.

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Rhone is adorable! I agree with his breeder not to worry about the ears until he is 5.5 months. If they don't go up by that time, then I would suggest contacting the breeder and asking for advice.
I'll bet they will go up very soon. My first shepherd was a long hair. His ears turned sideways for a while, then went up into a teepee! It was around 5 +months. He had a great ear set.

Even my present female was about that age too. Then 1 went up and then the other.
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Our wgsl coaties ears were slow to go up, think it was during the 4-5 month range when they finally did. He had my wife a bit concerned, by comparison our mixed line girls both came home at 9 weeks with them up and so did our WL male coatie.
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Give him soft rubber kong toys and fill them with yogurt or peanut butter, they really need to chew a lot to get those ear muscles stronger. Good luck!
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Our wgsl coaties ears were slow to go up, think it was during the 4-5 month range when they finally did. He had my wife a bit concerned, by comparison our mixed line girls both came home at 9 weeks with them up and so did our WL male coatie.
Curious, what is wgsl?
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Give him soft rubber kong toys and fill them with yogurt or peanut butter, they really need to chew a lot to get those ear muscles stronger. Good luck!
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. :/
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West german show line, which is what I thought your pup may be, but I've been known to wrong, lol
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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. :/
I know it's frowned upon here, but chewing on rawhide always seemed to get those ears perked up within a couple weeks. Also, night time walks is good, they use their ears to "point" to strange noises.
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West german show line, which is what I thought your pup may be, but I've been known to wrong, lol
Thanks for clarifying that, and yep, he is.
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