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04-22-2014 10:34 PM
SunCzarina Yep, 8 months. The ear that wasn't as strong, it would stand at a weird angle until she was about 9 months. It came up at 6 months, it just didn't stay up for long. She'd get tired and it would tip over.

I took this the same day as the shovel picture, on the ride home from the family reunion where she was busy all day.
04-22-2014 09:56 PM
anitram
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Not giving up at all..he chews on Merrick bones and bully sticks. Going to get more now. I will see how he does overnight. It's usually when he's tired it flops midway up.
A breeder (not my own) told me to give our puppy knuckle bones right away. They're really big and have a lot of cartilage in them. Hans just loved them and I probably gave him 2-3 a week - he'd basically chew on the extra bits of meat left on the bone and the cartilage and lick at the marrow. I have no way of knowing if this did anything but she said it strengthens their jaw/cheek muscles which help support the ears. His ears have basically been perfectly erect from about 14 weeks.
04-22-2014 07:39 PM
mydogs
Losing hope

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Not true.

Venus at 7 months


That ear was sloppy and floppy, for the next month. Up or down depending on her mood and how tired she was.

This is her a month later. She loves shovels...

So 8 months? She's a beauty
Yes when I took strips out and he just wakes up it's flopped I noticed that it does that when tired so I put strip right back in




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04-22-2014 07:18 PM
SunCzarina
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Usually by four months they're up, if not by six months probably never will be. Sorry.
Not true.

Venus at 7 months


That ear was sloppy and floppy, for the next month. Up or down depending on her mood and how tired she was.

This is her a month later. She loves shovels...
04-22-2014 06:17 PM
mydogs
Losing hope

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The ears are cartilage which can be damaged easily at a young age especially because they feel so soft.



Usually by four months they're up, if not by six months probably never will be. Sorry.

Sorry but that is untrue. His ear was up at 4 months. It's the mid to upper that's still soft not the entire ear.
So if it was up before I'm thinking it will finish going up.
Also his ear is not damaged. My vet who deals with gsd only checked the ear.
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04-22-2014 01:04 PM
Arlene/Archer Archer's ears didn't go up until he was 6/7 months old and he still has a slight flippy tip on his right ear, which I don't give a hoot about and actually think it adds character. You can see it here in the photo. Don't get too stressed about it.
04-22-2014 12:52 PM
Espa
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The ears are cartilage which can be damaged easily at a young age especially because they feel so soft.

Usually by four months they're up, if not by six months probably never will be. Sorry.
04-22-2014 05:12 AM
mydogs
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My male GSD is 7.5 months old. The breeder taped his ears when he was around 5 months old. They stayed in for about 2 weeks. His ears were up, but the tips were bent over. After the forms came out, they were still bent at times, but starting at the 7 month period, they have been up every since. The tips never flop over, but when he is running at times, they tips will bounce around. Hopefully they will eventually firm up. The breeder is wanting to tape them again, and I will let her next time I'm at her kennel.



Hang in there....it will get better.

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04-22-2014 01:55 AM
Jmoore728 My male GSD is 7.5 months old. The breeder taped his ears when he was around 5 months old. They stayed in for about 2 weeks. His ears were up, but the tips were bent over. After the forms came out, they were still bent at times, but starting at the 7 month period, they have been up every since. The tips never flop over, but when he is running at times, they tips will bounce around. Hopefully they will eventually firm up. The breeder is wanting to tape them again, and I will let her next time I'm at her kennel.

Hang in there....it will get better.
04-21-2014 04:30 PM
mydogs
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Were they ever up completely on their own? Does he have any litter mates - mom/dad with soft ears?

Giving him something to safely chew on is good as well - builds those muscles up.

My boys flipped flopped - then at 6 months were up for good. I don't have any experience with taping but would keep at it.

At 4 months one was straight up one day down next then other was up. About 3 weeks ago it stayed up for 5 days I thought I was good to go


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