German Shepherd puppy ears can come up between 8 weeks and 6 months. If they are not up when the dog is through teething (this varies from dog to dog but in general between 16 weeks and 20 weeks of age) I tell my puppy customers to get very interested in their ears.
- Their ears can stand up anywhere from eight weeks to eight months of age. Most German Shepherd get pointy ears when they finish teething. However, if a dog’s ears don’t stand up by nine months, they most likely never will. But there’s nothing to worry about if your dog’s ears haven’t perked up just yet.
- 1 How do I know if my German Shepherd’s ears will stand up?
- 2 Is it bad if German Shepherd ears don’t stand up?
- 3 Do some German shepherds have floppy ears?
- 4 What do I do if my German Shepherd’s ears won’t stand up?
- 5 At what age do German shepherds calm down?
- 6 What is Sable GSD?
- 7 How do you tell if your puppy’s ears will stand up?
- 8 Is it too late to tape my dog ears?
- 9 Do German shepherds need their ears docked?
- 10 What should I expect from my 6 month old German Shepherd?
- 11 What does it mean when a German shepherds ears are down?
- 12 Is taping a dogs ears cruel?
How do I know if my German Shepherd’s ears will stand up?
Your puppy’s ears can stand up anywhere from 8 weeks to 8 months. And generally, they should be standing up by the time your puppy has finished teething. One of my males was not even through teething and his ear cartilage was upright and ready to position correctly.
Is it bad if German Shepherd ears don’t stand up?
It’s totally fine if your GSD’s ears don’t stand up around this time! In fact, some puppy’s ears flop over for up to 8 or 9 months. A German Shepherd puppy with floppy ears at 9 months isn’t anything to alarm yourself over. Those ears not standing is considered cute and adorable by most owners.
Do some German shepherds have floppy ears?
If you’ve seen them up, they’ll stay up. Most breeders and veterinarians will tell you that floppy ears are common while your German Shepherd is teething, which usually ends between 16 and 20 weeks. By then, the cartilage in the ear has become hard and strong enough for the ear to stand permanently.
What do I do if my German Shepherd’s ears won’t stand up?
The other way to train a German Shepherd’s ears to stay up is to use tape. Wrap each ear around foam or something similar and then tape them into a tight roll, in a vertical position. Now take a popsicle stick or something similar and use tape to attach it to both ears horizontally.
At what age do German shepherds calm down?
So when do German Shepherds calm down? German Shepherd calm may not be the type of calm you are thinking. They will calm down somewhere between the age of 5-7 but may never be a full couch potato.
What is Sable GSD?
The Sable German Shepherd is, technically, just a color variant of the regular German Shepherd. Most conformation show breeders and pet breeders focus on producing red or tan dogs with a black saddle and muzzle. The sable German Shepherd genetically comes from working line dogs.
How do you tell if your puppy’s ears will stand up?
Check His Ears An excellent way to check is to call your puppy or make a sound that gets their attention. If their ears perk up in a way that suggests they are trying to stand, there is a good chance they will go up over time. Another good indication is where the ears are placed on the head.
Is it too late to tape my dog ears?
Just taping the tips as you suggested is fine. I’ve corrected ears as late as six months old. You may have to keep them taped until he’s a year old, but the result is worth it in the long run. Once you achieve a good tip (since the taping thing gets old fast LOL), you can finish the process by just using pure glycerin.
Do German shepherds need their ears docked?
YOU DO NOT TRIM GERMAN SHEPHERD EARS TO MAKE THEM STAND! German Shepherds ARE born with their ears down. They should have their ears up before they each 4-5 months of age. Some puppies have their ears up by 4 weeks of age.
What should I expect from my 6 month old German Shepherd?
At six months of age, your GSD is becoming independent. They explore more areas and develop new ways to engage with their world. While this is cute when they are small, at 6-months-old they can weigh upwards of 50 pounds or more and are 75% of their adult size! These are powerful dogs, even at a young age.
What does it mean when a German shepherds ears are down?
Putting their ears back is a normal reaction for German Shepherds and dogs generally in certain situations. When your dog is excited, scared, being submissive, awaiting a head rub, or trying to protect their ears, it is a natural reaction for them to pin their ears down.
Is taping a dogs ears cruel?
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) states that “ ear-cropping and tail-docking are not medically indicated nor of benefit to the patient. These procedures cause pain and distress and, as with all surgical procedures, are accompanied by inherent risks of anesthesia, blood loss, and infection.