Gluing/taping aussie ears?

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Barked: Wed Jul 31, '13 9:04pm PST 
My aussie pup is 12 weeks old and his ears are at full prick!!!! It is awful. He is not ever going to be a show dog but it just really bothers me that he is purebred, yet people still ask if he is mixed. I really want his ears to flop down like button or rose style, and if gluing doesn't harm him at all then why not?

So my questions are: when do I start gluing? Where do I get the glue? And what is the process of gluing?

The Monster
Barked: Fri Aug 2, '13 7:11am PST 
That's probably something you can ask your breeder about. Good luck figuring it out. Prick ears, while considered a fault in the breed, can be pretty cute. smile

Barked: Sat Aug 10, '13 7:30pm PST 
Talk with your breeder as gluing can go terribly wrong (a friend of mine did it even with breeder instructions and her dog had a reaction to the glue).

Ears go through all sorts of crazy stages, so what you see now - is not what you are guaranteed to end up with. Tika had some pretty fun ears between 17 & 30 weeks before they chilled out into a highish button as an adult. Her ears were taped when she was with the breeder, but I didn't bother to continue with it as I prefer natural ears.