|Barked: Sun Jul 10, '05 9:46am PST |
if you're half golden retriever and just half shepherd (meaning you know that for sure and there arent any other erect ear breeds in your background), chances are you'll have "flyer" ears (kinda like a greyhound) or your ears will just flop straight down. you dont glue ears to make them stand... if they are meant to stand and you see them beginning to try, you can always have them taped by your vet. this isnt cropping, its merely putting a splint in the ear, taping and wrapping them. it still doesnt guarantee a stand.
i had a purebred german shepherd once that had one soft ear still @ 8months - i got them taped, gave her extra vitamins and supplements, massaged them 3x daily - all for a month... it stood for about 2 days then went back down.
on average, ears stand anywhere from 8 weeks - 6months. if you dont see any signs of trying to stand by then, i'd leave them alone.
i've never heard of using glue - someone please enlighten me.