Re: Ears Up?????? Photos
I feel so much better after seeing the photos of other shepherds with their ears half up, half down...I have two shepherds, "Voodoo," who is 14 months old and "Chopper," who is just 3 1/2 months old and have been going crazy about Chopper's ears.
Voodoo has one that never did stand up properly and I wanted so badly for Chopper's to stand. Voodoo's mother's ear does the same and I have since been advised that is a trait that will be passed on.
Chopper's breeder, however, has told me none of his pups have ever NOT put up their ears, so I am hoping his one "floppy" will still rise.
It does here and there but not on a regular basis.
(Both dogs are AKC)
The breeder advised me to feed Chopper yogurt to help give him more cartilage and although it sounds crazy, when he eats the stuff, the ear does seem to stand better!
What about taping? Who can do it? Does it work?
He is such a gorgeous dog, as is Voodoo, but the ear-thing really detracts from their looks.
I'm new to the site so hope this is not too long or involved.