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Old 07-19-2006, 08:56 PM
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Question Glueing A Collies Ears

Sorry for the dumb question but I was just wondering if glueing Lizzies ears would still work? Shes 5 months old already, could her ears still go down if I glue them enough?
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Old 07-19-2006, 09:05 PM
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There are many factors, some of which are genetics. If her parents didn't have tipped ears, her chances are less that hers will, even with intervention. Also, you start ear training at 8 wks so you can form the cartilage. At 5 mos, those ears have been "weight lifting", making themselves strong and will resist gluing. You could try, but the chances are slim to none that it will bring them over. Sorry.
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gluing collies ears? explain!
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Old 07-22-2006, 09:42 AM
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YES! you can still glue ears and YES it will still work at 5 months old!

Our Sheltie breeder still glues her bitches ears a few weeks before a show, then takes the glue out right before the show - her Shelties ears look fabulous for the show. Its a temporary fix though. BUT her bitch is also over 3 years old. The others I haven't seen her glue b/c they turned out fine.

As colliewog said - it more then likely wont make a permanent effect.

We will have to glue our Sheltie bitches ears a few weeks before a show b/c hers didn't form correctly - mostly b/c she scratched the glue out each time, or Riot decided to try and make her part Belgian with the ears and rip them out during a play session lol (They make GREAT tug handles) lol
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Old 07-22-2006, 10:23 AM
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gluing collies ears? explain!
You glue the ears down (with a skin-safe glue) to encourage them to tip properly. Here's an example: http://www.burlywood.com/collies/ears.htm

Typically this is done during the teething phase, as the ears go haywire with the stress of teething and you want to be sure they form the proper tip if you're going to show. If you aren't going to show, then it really doesn't matter what the ears look like.
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Old 07-22-2006, 10:31 AM
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YES! you can still glue ears and YES it will still work at 5 months old!

Our Sheltie breeder still glues her bitches ears a few weeks before a show, then takes the glue out right before the show - her Shelties ears look fabulous for the show. Its a temporary fix though. BUT her bitch is also over 3 years old. The others I haven't seen her glue b/c they turned out fine.

As colliewog said - it more then likely wont make a permanent effect.

We will have to glue our Sheltie bitches ears a few weeks before a show b/c hers didn't form correctly - mostly b/c she scratched the glue out each time, or Riot decided to try and make her part Belgian with the ears and rip them out during a play session lol (They make GREAT tug handles) lol
Lizzie appears to have a smaller, pointed ear, which in my experience will most likely not tip. If she had a larger ear, I'd think that there might be a slim chance. It can't hurt to try!
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Curiosity actually got the best of me and I glued her ears yesterday in the afternoon. She looked so funny!

This morning when she went outside I noticed she had managed to unglue one of them and she looked absolutely magnificent with the ear properly tipped but hey, I think i'll leave the ears they way they are because at this stage the gluing will only tip the ear temporarily.
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Old 07-22-2006, 10:47 AM
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Its true, but its worth a shot If she isn't being shown, I wouln't worry too much about it

thats one thing with Collies and Shelties - their ears have to be PERFECT for showing or the judge doesn't really take two looks at them.
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Old 07-22-2006, 11:13 AM
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Just my thought, Im not going to show her, and she doesnt need her ears for herding, agility and/or obedience
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Old 07-22-2006, 11:16 AM
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Nopers, we once had an "out of standard" Sheltie bitch that had pricked ears, foxy face and a miscolouring of white up one leg. She EXCELLED at obedience though. Always scored with the top 10 percentile.

always a score of 190+ out of 200.

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