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Hello all! I have pictures of my baby to show. His mother was a German shepherd full and his father was a German shepherd collie. I’m just curious at what all of you think. Will his ears stand up or stay the way they are? He’s 5 months old and he’s mostly German shepherd. Excuse the mess haha.
 

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Looks like they want to. When he looks straight up at you do they flop back?
 

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Looks like they want to. When he looks straight up at you do they flop back?

Hi yes they do flop back. They also go up when hes on his back and on his side and ive seen a ear up once which lasted about a minute and never again.
 

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I'm thinking they probably won't go up, but who knows? My GSD mix went through the whole ear process - tipi ears, Russian hat ears, airplane ears, one ear up, both ears up. I really thought they were going to go up. Nope. Ironically, she 'can' make her ears go up, even now at almost four years. More commonly, she lets them flop. That's my girl. lol!

Your puppy is adorable, no matter what his ears decide to do.
 

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His one ear did go up for a minute today and then down again, and when he looks up at me both ears are up! (One is slightly wonky)

I love the GSD ears so it would be great if his ears went up, but I'd be fine without the ears going up too. I'm just curious at how his ears will turn up ! :D And oh my gosh I just realised that one ear stood up in a photo I took! O.O I'm shocked! haha, how did I not notice that? :p
 

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I wonder what would happen if you took the fur weight off the ears by trimming them close. That article says by 7 or 8 months they are not going to stand, but he's only 5 months, going on 6. If it doesn't work the fur will grow back anyway.
 

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How did you glue these ears?
 

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I used tear mender and put them in a teepee position. Much easier and comfortable than any tape method. He did look sweet as a baby I just love his huge big tall noble ears!!!
 
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