For The Love Of The Breed
I have only posted once on the site and got really good feedback. I changed Mausers food to adult food about two weeks ago and I can already see the difference. I decided to stay with Montego Classic.
Well lets put that aside and get to my next question. Mauser has got a small problem with his ears. They are not hanging next to his head but stand away from his head. I posted a pic of him and his granddad. His granddad scored 87% in his appraisel. My question is will he loose points for those ears? Is it possible for him to grow into his ears? He looks just like his granddad from all angles just smaller.
PS: I am very proud of my boy. He chased his first intruder away yesterday. Like we say in Afrikaans. Goeie werk seun!!!
all pups ears "fly" when they start teething. glueing the ears works the best as tape doesnt hold too well. it really works.
what you need is fabric glue, bostik sewsimple, its cheap and you can buy it at most hardware stores.
you put a " blob" on the end of the dogs ear and a blob on the cheek bone, wait a few seconds and then glue the ear to the cheekbone. you will need to hold it in place for a few seconds to make sure it sticks.
its harmless and should hold for a few days.
you can do it at any age, i know of a rottie lady who also has australian shepherds who glues even her adults ears when they look a bit off.
My 4 month old Bitch "Terracehills Bloomer" out of Cherry Blossom Bella & Grasland GBT Bom-Boel has the same issue with her ears. I too was wondering if her ears will flop over as she grows? They will flop and stay forward for a while if you put them that way.. well untill she shakes her head! :-) My profile pic shows how her ears are.. I think they are "Rose ears"???
Any advice would be appreciated. Again I wouldn't tape or glue her :-) we still think she is beautiful.
Yes I looked at the photos but it is hard to see from the photo. Feel Mauser's ears if it is rose ears then it will be thick and hard.
I also will not glue or tape, it was just interesting to know about. I wonder if that takes the rose away or does it just "hide" them?
if you are wondering if it hurts or irritates the dogs, it doesn't. another way to rememdy " flying ears is to massage the cartilage. if im not mistaken i think rose ears is a genetic thing so dont think it takes it away but it corrects it. sort of like when a child has club feet, and they have an op to fix it.
i personally think if you can remedy it then do it, but thats just me.
First let me say not to worry about this lowering his score. The focus shouldn't be on highest scoring dogs as that is just someone's opinion of your dog. I really think the focus should be on health and temperament. I believe my female, Sweet Pea has the kind of ears you and Hayley are talking about. Someone also told me they are called rose ears. They were much worse when she was a puppy but they have improved now that she's 3 1/2. When she's alert and attentive, her ears look more normal. Plus I've gotten used to them by now! While they've improved with age, she definitely still has them!
This is Sweet Pea on the right with the weird ears (sorry the pics are enormous, I can't resize them):
Here she is looking more "normal"