Question by driven: What age do German Shepherd puppy ears start to stand up?
I have a German shep/ husky pup and I was wondering at what age should his ears start to stand up (instead of flop over) if they are going to do that? He’s 8 weeks.
Answer by Anna & The Peanut :)
I am not sure about the ears of a Husky…
But a GSD’s ears can vary when they go up quite a bit.
Anywhere from now (8 wks) to 6 months and even longer, but a lot depends on teething etc. However, if they are not up by 5 months, then they are often taped, to assist in the process. Some never come up.
As yours is a cross bred dog, I am not sure what his ears will do – It probably does not really matter as he won’t be shown. However, it is up to you.
Also remember that if you rub your dogs ears a lot or play with them, it will weaken the cartilage and they will be much more likely to flop down.
Here is a website that goes into much more detail on GSD’s ears for you and explains everything clearly.
Good Luck! Perhaps try googling info on Huskys ears?
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