Like so many on this board, I also was terrified that my GSD ears would not stand. When he was a puppy, about 4 months they were standing. Then down. I started coming on here asking the same questions I see now. His ears would be up, crooked, lay on his head, one up one down and all kind of crazy things. Well, after he got about 9 months, ears went up just like the old timmers kept telling me. And they have never went down. The moral is, don't worry about it, they will stand. Sarge today.