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01-25-2013 11:19 AM
N Smith That ear looks really good!

It may be that the tip will take a little longer to firm up, I do remember my male's ear being still a little unstable at 7-8 months, and taking an extra month to firm up completely.

If the actual ear is standing, I would leave it alone. If the only time the tip bends is when he is running, I would give it a few weeks to see if that improves. At the first sign the whole ear, or tip even, is heading back down, I would resume taping for a few weeks again.
01-25-2013 10:26 AM
bryant88 unless you plan on showing him I wouldn't stress on it. Regardless its still a beautiful dog. Maybe give it a little time and see if it will come up on it's own. Some never stand up. Iv'e seen a lot of floppy ear GSD. Just enjoy your dog and if it comes up awesome but if not who cares.
01-25-2013 10:16 AM
hamada It taped it for 5 days then now it had been untaped for 7 days . It looks good when he is sitting and not moving his head but it's tip bends when he is running. Do I retape it again for 4 days ??
Here is a photo of it now:
01-12-2013 05:07 PM
N Smith
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Yesterday I untaped my dogs ears at first it the tip was down then with some head shacking it was up but it was very week that after a while I felt it was going to drop. But now after 12 hours passed it is standing good but when running. Its tip drops then stand when he sits. So do I retape it today or do I stop taping. Will it remain soft or can it later on stand firm
It seems to be making progress, so I would tape for another few weeks or so to be sure. 4 days on, 2 days off.

It may never stand perfectly, but going by the amount of progress made in such a small amount of time, I think the ear will look close to perfect in the end.
01-12-2013 07:00 AM
hamada Yesterday I untaped my dogs ears at first it the tip was down then with some head shacking it was up but it was very week that after a while I felt it was going to drop. But now after 12 hours passed it is standing good but when running. Its tip drops then stand when he sits. So do I retape it today or do I stop taping. Will it remain soft or can it later on stand firm
01-08-2013 05:59 PM
huntergreen years ago i had a gsd, taped the ear and with cardboard, after two weeks no difference. decided this is how it is going to be. then all by itself it stood up. he was close to a year old then.
01-08-2013 02:46 PM
N Smith
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Thanks again, I wrote "raw" by mistake anyway. All other puppies in littre has ears up by now. I will keep taping and lower the calcium supplement with the vitamin B supplement. I will post photos for him after I remove tape later this week
Sounds good!

Do you have any pictures of the ear as it stands now?

That way we can have something to compare any progress to.
01-08-2013 02:42 PM
hamada Thanks again, I wrote "raw" by mistake anyway. All other puppies in littre has ears up by now. I will keep taping and lower the calcium supplement with the vitamin B supplement. I will post photos for him after I remove tape later this week
01-08-2013 02:33 PM
N Smith
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Thanks for your fast response. I was feeding him royal canin german shepherd formula until 6 months but now it is out of stock. And the only alternative is purina dogchow adultos. So I give him 3 meals (2 dry food and one is raw (boiled chicken and bread) ). The calcium supplemnt is 500 mg 3 time in day so total is 1500 mg / day. ??
This is not raw: Boiled chicken and bread

Here is a link to some raw feeding advice
Raw Feeding

If you are feeding a balanced diet, raw or kibble, you will not need to supplement calcium. If I were you, and I am not so make the best decision for you and your dog, I would switch to a raw diet, if feeding that is financially viable. If not, I would feed the Purina with as many *fresh* add-ins as possible (veggies, raw meat, plain yogurt, low sodium cottage cheese etc).

Here is a link to the "Ears up??" forum, many people have posted great info here:

Ears Up?????? - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Also, just because a GSD is "Purebred" and or "Papered" does not guarantee that ears will stand. If at all possible, I would ask the breeder if any other puppies are still struggling to get their ears to stand. Unless the littermate damaged the cartilage while playing, the playing alone is not the cause of this. Otherwise, all breeds with ears that stand would have to be seperated at 4 weeks, so they didn't damage each others ears...LOL

Good luck with your pup! I am sure others will chime in as well.
01-08-2013 02:11 PM
hamada Thanks for your fast response. I was feeding him royal canin german shepherd formula until 6 months but now it is out of stock. And the only alternative is purina dogchow adultos. So I give him 3 meals (2 dry food and one is raw (boiled chicken and bread) ). The calcium supplemnt is 500 mg 3 time in day so total is 1500 mg / day. ??
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