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April 30, 2009

Chihuahua puppy with big floppy earsWhen should I expect my 11 week Yorkshire's ears to come up? I've seen other yorkies with their ears up at 9 weeks but mines aren't up yet. I've seen the parents and their ears are up and the breeder also said his ears would go up, but when?

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By J from Fresno, CA

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May 7, 20090 found this helpful
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My mother used to breed Yorkies, and from my experience with hers, they will probably stand up on their own in a few months.

Just remember one thing. Neither your dog or his ears have ever read any books on when to do what. So they do it when they are ready, and not before. I don't mean to sound sarcastic, but it's true! LOL Just be patient and his ears will come up when they are ready. And even if they don't, droopy ears won't make him any less lovable or cute!

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I tried taping my lil girls ears for 2 days at a time for about 2 weeks and the longest her ears stood up was for about 4 hours then they went down and you know what?....after seeing her with her ears up I though she was so much cuter with her ears down she's my lil princess I love her!

 
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We have a purebred Belgian Malinois ( they look like a smaller German Shepherd)that's nearly three years old and whose ears stand up, only once in a while.

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When she was little, the DH was concerned--like GSD's, the Mals ears usually stand up by around four months. We asked the vet, is it cartilage damage, or nutrition, or is something otherwise wrong?

The answer we got is that in any breed, there's always that one pup who will defy the standard and is otherwise conforming and healthy, and just doesn't hold up its ears.

So your furbaby may or may not end up with standing ears. Chances are it might, but like a child at its own pace. When a kid is three years old, does it matter if it walked at 11 months when its cousin walked at 10?

As long as your dog is healthy and happy. Love it as is. I think the floppy ears give our gal a little...character!

 
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June 13, 2018

This is Sam. She is a 2 and a half month old German Shepherd. Is it okay for her ears to be like that? I mean I know the ears should be up, but aren't her ears kinda weird?

German Shepherd's Ears Sticking Up and Out - puppy with ears up and out
 

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It may take up to 8 months for the cartilage to get strong enough for the ears to stand straight up. Consult the vet if you think the dog is not developing normally.

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November 15, 2010

I have a 41/2month old male German Shepherd/Husky mix. Is there any way of knowing if his ears are going to go up his father's are up? One of his brothers has one up, but his are still floppy. When he's laying down they point strait out. Is this any indication just wondering? I heard it can take up to a year before they stand up. Thanks.

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November 16, 20100 found this helpful

My German Shepherd/Husky mix dog never did have stand up ears. I thought about that, too, when he was little.

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November 16, 20100 found this helpful

Don't know the answer but he is just beautiful the way he is.

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July 28, 2016

Tessy is three months old and her ears are not standing yet. I don't know why. Please what can I do?

GSD with floppy ears
 

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March 6, 20170 found this helpful

I have a shepherd who is a year old, and her ears are also like this. I don't think it is a bad thing, unless you are breeding them.

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March 7, 20170 found this helpful

It can take up to a year for a
Shepherd dog's ears to stand up. Most other purebreds have ears standing up at 6 months. You still have plenty of time

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December 17, 2012

I have a 2 month old Belgian Malinois. His ears are standing up, but I've noticed that the tip part of his ear is flipping backwards. What will I do? Should I tape it or not?

By Zyra M. from Philippines, Davao City

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December 19, 20120 found this helpful

I doubt very much that he cares if his ear does that or not so just leave it alone. Besides it adds to his overall individual character ;-)

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December 19, 20120 found this helpful

When my dachshund was this age his ears were doing this. I spent hours online trying to figure out what to do about it because they looked so weird. Never did figure out what was causing it or what to do about it but after a few months his ear were normal.

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More than likely that will happen with your dog.

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October 21, 2016

I have a six month old German Shepherd. Her name is Tessy. When she was four months old both ears were floppy, but now that she is six months old, in the morning her ears will be both standing, but in the afternoon they go floppy.

Please what does this mean?

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October 25, 20160 found this helpful

It probably just means the ears are getting stronger. Here are a couple of links about ears:

www.pedigree.com/.../your-german-shepherd-s-ears.aspx

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leerburg.com/tapingears.htm

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March 23, 2015

My 12 week old Chihuahua has ears that don't stand up. With my 12yr. one I can't remember, we got her at 6wks. Will they have the little points on the tops of them?

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March 24, 20150 found this helpful

Quite simply, not all chihuahua ears "stand up". Whether or not, or even how, is specifically related to genetics and is explained in the article below.

www.petchidog.com/chihuahua-ears

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February 4, 2013

My tea cup Chau's ears will not stand up. Her siblings' ears are standing. How long will it take? She is 10 weeks old.

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May 11, 20130 found this helpful

My chihuahua ears didnt stand up untill he was like 5 months. Just give it some time. Now if I can get my male dog to lift his leg when he pees, haha :) .

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February 4, 2013

Bull Terrier puppy.I have a 3 month old Bull Terrier. How old do you think they should be when their ears stand up on their own? Does massaging them help or do I have to tape them?

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April 30, 2009

I just got a new German Shepherd/Husky mix puppy in the last 2 weeks. He is 9 weeks old, but his ears are still so floppy.

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No part of his ears are standing up. Does anyone have any idea if his ears will stand up some day soon?

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