sabrunette: What are the chances my german shepherd puppy will continue to have floppy ears instead of them pointing up?
My german shepherd puppy is not full-blooded but very close, looks exactly like the standard to every detail other than the fact she has floppy ears. She is only 4 months & I am praying they stay down because I love it so. If she is to start holding them up, around what age would she do this?
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Answer by Voelven
If she's not purebred, then your guess is as good as mine. My first BSD had both her ears up at 8 weeks old. My current BSD had one ear up at 8 weeks old and the other went up at 10 weeks old.
For GSD the ears can flop down during teething (4-6 months old), but usually they will have been up here and then before that. If your dog never had her ears up, then it is less likely that they will ever stand.
Answer by misty
I have a GSD that is 9 months old and she's quite large considering that she is a female. She is purebred & both parents were on site when we got her. Half the litter's ears are up and half are not. Bella's ears will go up when she is at full alert and then she will let them drop back down. She will shake her head as if the volume is too loud. I would like to see her ears up all the time, but I do not believe she would allow us to glue her ears or put rollers or tampons in her ears to keep them up. When she is on alert, with the ears up and her hackles raise she is an impressive lady and no matter what, we love her and she knows her job in life is to protect and keep me safe!!!
Answer by mattle
I used to have a golden/shepherd mix. He had these gigantic satellite-dish ears. He could put them up or down at will. Normally, he'd leave them down, but when he heard a noise, he looked like part of the SETI project :) It was adorable.
I'm sure no matter what your pup's ears end up doing, you'll love her just the same.
Answer by lelee
Most dogs with point ears are some what floppy or soft as long as they are cutting teeth. If her mix had fold over ears it is possible but if you love her puppy ears take pictures. The may just perk up and stay about her about ten months to a year
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