Re: Dealing With Your GSD's Ears NOT Standing Erec
I know I'm like, 2 months late on this topic, but I had to post.
My GSD Strauss has rather large ears...and I purchased him to be a show dog. He has one that stands one that flops, and I can't tell a lie. I absolutely HATE It.
He's a wonderful working dog, but he's also a pet...and that's not what I wanted. No offense to you pet people of course...my animals are very special to me, and are companions first and foremost...but I didn't shell out all that money for another companion.
I wanted something to show. I got no breeder support, no refund, nothing (Even though it was in his contract). So, now I have nothing to show, and I get that evil question all the time "Is he a purebred?" Yes he's a purebred >.<
I did every single blasted thing that people told me to do with his ears. Gluing, taping, cottage cheese, gelatin. Absolutely NOTHING worked. He got a massive ear infection the last time I tried. His ear just swelled and smelled terrible, there was a ton of hair missing, and he looked miserable.
Now on both ears, he has white scar hair, he's bald in some places, and he's all scarred on the edges.
He's a year old now, and I still can't stand to look at the ear. I love my dog, but I just hate the flop. Obviously I'm not dealing with the ears very well...
It also doesn't help that since I don't have my own dog to show, I have nothing to show at all, and there is nobody near by that is willing to help a "Newbie" get on their way.
The only way to do that is to purchase a puppy...and I just don't have the money for that. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/02_frown.gif[/img]
Jackie and the
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Strauss: The Patriarch
Wesson: The Grand Champion
Mikasa: The Hellbeast
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