He does look like a big boy with heavy ears. We were finally able to get ours to stand (7.5 months and 75 pounds) just recently, so I wouldn't say its too late. We used a gsd foam ear insert (can't post link due to posting restrictions, just google it) and some Tear Mender glue. The first try he itched it off the next morning, I think due to putting it in too deep. The next try stayed in for 1.5 weeks and same with the 3rd try. After the 3 weeks his ear has been standing ever since. Could give it a try?