This is an unfortunate fact of life. 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.
- All German Shepherds are born with floppy 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.
- 1 How do I know if my German shepherd’s ears will stand up?
- 2 Do some German shepherds have floppy ears?
- 3 Will my German shepherd’s ears stand straight up?
- 4 How do I get my German shepherds ears to stand up?
- 5 How do you tell if your puppy’s ears will stand up?
- 6 What should I expect from my 6 month old German Shepherd?
- 7 Do German shepherds need their ears docked?
- 8 What is Sable GSD?
- 9 At what age do German Shepherds calm down?
- 10 Is taping a dogs ears cruel?
- 11 Why do German shepherds tilt their heads?
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.
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.
Will my German shepherd’s ears stand straight up?
A German Shepherd’s ears stand up when they are around 5 months old, or about 20 weeks of age. This normally happens shortly after they stop teething as the cartilage and muscles that support their ears become stronger.
How do I get my German shepherds ears to 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Why do German shepherds tilt their heads?
Noises which are far out of reach of the human ear are easily discernible to a German Shepherd’s auditory senses. If they hear something which they don’t recognize or can’t decipher, they will try to tune into the sound more by tilting their heads. Think of it as directional sound capturing.