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Hey guys, sorry i havent been around much, as work has just been crazy the last month or so. Anyways like i mentioned i did get a new GSD Pup back in Feb, and shes been nothing but a bundle of fun ever since
Her name is Ruby and i am really amazed by how smart she is. She has never had an accident inside the house and knows to bark to go outside.

This amazes me because she was never house trained or trained at all by the breeder. Ruby is actually a German Bloodline Shepherd, and from what the breeder said they are susposto be smarter then American Bloodline Shepherds???? I really dont know, i dont know the difference between American, German, and Canidan Bloodline Shepherds, but she is 10x more discliplined then my other GSD pup.

I do have one question though regarding her ear. Her one ear has gone up with no problems, its just her other one really isnt going up at all. If i remember right, someone had told me that usually after they are done teething both ears will go up? Im a little concerned because somone mentioned to me today that she just might have a lazy ear and it might never go up


Also, i promised pictures of Ruby a few weeks ago, so here they are from the last two months.
































 

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She is beautiful
I heard you shouldn't touch their ears. She is a looker - good luck!! I have mostly mixes, but Mom had one that looked alot like her, and we couldn't touch her ears -- they did go up, so who knows.

But make sure you keep her away from the Milanos -- chocolate is deadly to a dog, so are raisins, and anything with sugarless products. Thought I would pass along.

Enjoy Ruby!!
 

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What a beauty Ruby is! Lucy's ears went up and down from the time we brought her home at 8 weeks. They stayed up for good around 4 months. We were told that massaging the ears wouldn't hurt our pup but on these boards everyone says not to mess with them at all??? Lucy was German bloodlines too and the smartest dog I have ever had. There was no potty training. She just went outside every time. Weird, huh?? Love the last pic of her too. Those eyes make me melt.
 

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Originally Posted By: ToFree24She is beautiful
I heard you shouldn't touch their ears. She is a looker - good luck!! I have mostly mixes, but Mom had one that looked alot like her, and we couldn't touch her ears -- they did go up, so who knows.

But make sure you keep her away from the Milanos -- chocolate is deadly to a dog, so are raisins, and anything with sugarless products. Thought I would pass along.

Enjoy Ruby!!

Thanks!! Ruby is actually a PB GSD, and both parents ears WERE up, so im hoping in time. I actualy just ordered some of those coral calicum tabs, so hopefully that might help


Oh and trust me i know to keep her away from chocolate. Especially because shes a hound when it comes to food.
 

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Originally Posted By: ShellyGWhat a beauty Ruby is! Lucy's ears went up and down from the time we brought her home at 8 weeks. They stayed up for good around 4 months. We were told that massaging the ears wouldn't hurt our pup but on these boards everyone says not to mess with them at all??? Lucy was German bloodlines too and the smartest dog I have ever had. There was no potty training. She just went outside every time. Weird, huh?? Love the last pic of her too. Those eyes make me melt.
Thank you!!

And that is pretty weird about the potty training. Maybe it IS something in the German Bloodline?

haha, that last pic of her is actually her underneath a couch of ours. She actually found a way to squeeze under there
 

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Hi NJsFinest,

Congratulations on your new puppy Ruby from the Philippines!!!

She looks so beautiful.

Good luck to you and your little girl!!!!!
 

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aw goodness look at those big ole paws in the table picture!! i know when i first had max, when he would stand up fully just the tips of his ears would be smushed against the top of the crate, which caused them to fall, once i upgraded to a larger crate they stood up after about a month. if your pup is crated maybe thats something to consider? i didnt touch his and they stood up at about 4-5 months. shes beautiful. good luck!=]
 

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what a little beauty! i would not worry about her ears too much. they will come up. Bearla did not have to be toilet trained either and her breeder had not trained her before i got her. It just seemed to come naturally or that she was picking up on the behavior of my other dog and my daughters chihuhua.
The pup we bought recently from the same breeder though is heck bent on NOT training properly though. They have the same dad, diferent mommas.
 

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Great looking pup that Ruby is.

NO calcium supplements.

I have always massaged my pups ears and have had 5 GSD with the ears all up. I have never had problems with cleaning my pups ears because they got use to me messing with them. I mess with their feet and toes all the time also.

I see lots of chew toys that is a good thing for ears, when pups chew they excercise the jaw muscle and all of the muscle and tissue on the head moves. Watch the ears move when a pup is chewing on something.

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Thank you everybody!!!

Val, i will actually look into chew toys that are good for the ears, i never actually thought about that. Thanks!
 

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Originally Posted By: kutzro357Very cute. Who is the breeder?
Dont remember his name off the top of my head, but if your interested i can get you all the information. He actually lives up in Montclair NJ and has been breeding for 25 years. Both parents are at the house with him too.
 

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Not sure if you will find any chews that a listed as good for ears but any chew that gets a pup chewing without tearing out the teeth I always have success with.

You don't want to supplement Calcium. A good quality food had the correct calcium to phosporis (sp)ratio so it is balanced, you don't want to get those two things out of balance.
 

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What a gorgeous girl Ruby is!

I have been worrying about ears as well as my boy is about 5 months now and one ear is up while the other is up and down! He is full German line as well.
 
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