Marcelo: do samoyed ears come floppy and perk up after or what?
i am about to adopt a samoyed puppy but am not sure about his ears. the pictures that the owner send me show that he has semi floppy ears so i wonder if that is simply something to do with age and after they reach a certain age the ears point upward or if they will stay like this forever.
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Answer by Ekaterin
Their ears are sometimes floppy when they are young, but should be erect by 7 months.
Answer by Rachel
They are all born with floppy ears. They come up at various ages. Sometimes before 8 weeks, but usually between 8 and 13 weeks or so. Some take longer.
If the puppy has semi erect ears at 8 weeks, then I would not worry. They will be up soon.
Answer by drdoolittle
Yea, their ears should become straight after about 6 months, but if they dont, you need to tape them (this does not hurt the dog, and works well!)
Answer by Shane
can playing with other dogs at an early age affect the possibility of their ears perking up? my puppy is ten weeks old and his ears were perky, but i fear that after playing with other dogs and petting him across the head including his ears may be the cause for the flop in one ear.
Answer by Archie
Samoyed ears are turned down when they are pups. They are thick and covered with fur, triangular in shape, and later become erect. They are almost always white but can often have a light to dark brown "biscuit" tint as usually around the tips of the ears. The Samoyed’s ears aren't cropped, they are naturally like that. If your Samoyed ears don't stand up, most likely your Samoyed is poorly bred.
Answer by RedLeg
My dog is now eight months old. When a puppy he would get one ear to stand up at a time, but never both at the same time. Last week both ears would go up if I have a toy, and he looked up to me. The tips of his ears would fall a little back though.
Answer by Klara
It's not that important whether his ears stand up or not. The important is to check his ears regularly for redness or a bad odor, which can indicate an infection. Wipe them out with a cotton ball dampened with ear cleaner. Just clean the outer ear though.
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