Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: southeast CT, U.S.A.
Re: His ears won't stand up
I would check out the Puppy Place forum, and their is a whole section devoted to their Ears. Paruse around through some of the threads, i'm sure you'll find more than your looking for! lol
Non free standing ears is pretty common. They're are many methods to uprighting them, but sometimes, like you mentioned, due to genetics, or injury they just wont stay up. I have a male who just turned one in january, and still has one floppy ear. I've tried glueing it up, a few methods of taping, breath right strips, etc. and yet nothing held it for long. Their is a surgical implant procedure that can be done, but i would go against that route unless their is a serious need for the dogs ear to stand, which in most cases, their isnt.
Ailyn, Mommy to:
Mya - 3 year old GSD
Bear - 1 year old GSD
Abby - 3 year old ACD/shep mix
Teddy - 2 year old amer. pit bull
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