This is Ani. Her mother was an Australian Heeler, saved by a nice man in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He did not know she was pregnant when he saved her, and when she produced eight puppies, he was unable to take care of the costs associated. Sadly, Ani and her brothers and sisters were split from the litter too young, a few days past four weeks old. My partner and I read extensively about working with singleton puppies, and we're getting bite inhibition down pat.
Her ears don't pop up, but do raise when she hears interesting noises. There are little tufts of fur poking out of them as well. She doesn't walk or run, she bounces everywhere. Her body is long and skinny, but her legs! She looks like a supermodel with those tall legs. An airplane could maneuver underneath her!
Anyway, we got her when she was four weeks old and she is now seven, almost! eight weeks old. From the looks of her, could anyone suggest that her father was a German Shepherd?
I will post more pictures if it would help to see an ear, or her tail, or a paw or two.