I'm hoping you guys can give me some advice. I've been doing some research on gluing ears, and this forum seemed like a good place to ask some questions.
We recently picked up a German Shepherd/Malamute mix from the humane society, he was a wild dog from up north so we cannot be sure as to what breed he is but his markings, coat and size seem pretty consistant with malamute/shepherd.
We've always had purebred shepherds in our family, and this is our first experience with a mutt... and the first experience with floppy ears.
This is Tyson
We don't know how old he is, but judging by his size and the fact that he hasn't lost any of his puppy teeth, the vet said he's probably about 4 1/2 months old.
Both Shepherds and Malamutes have erect ears, so we kind of assumed that they would go up.. and we've waited, and he's shown no signs of it.
Of course we will love him regardless, but we're so used to the shepherd look that the floppy ears just look silly.
I'm not expecting him to look like a purebred shepherd, obviously, but I'd definitely prefer it if his ears stood up.
The issue is that his ears are smaller than most GSD ears would be, so if we do decide to glue his ears, they will only be glued at the top.. and I'm concerned because not only that, will they even stand up when glued? or will they just fall forward and be stuck together?
Would you guys recommend taping as opposed to gluing?
I'm not really sure what we should do at this point.. the gluing seemed like a much better option since he and our other dog play constantly, i'm sure the taping wouldn't last very long at all.
Thanks for any and all advice!!!