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Old 12-08-2007, 09:52 AM
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Default Ear question (not sure where to put it)

My little bully girl is getting her teeth. I know in some breeds, when teething happens - things go off.

My question is about her ears. One is a beautiful rose ear...but the other one is flatter, more to her head, like a rottie ear. Initially, I thought they may be different sizes, but they are not.

Should I be glueing or taping up the flat ear (at the crease)? I know a few weeks earlier - both had "stood" correctly. Right now just the one is affected. It seems as the cartilige is a bit more lax, however you can see exactly where the fold is. I just do not know if it goes back on it's own - like GSDs do.

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Old 12-08-2007, 10:31 AM
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Ears get funny when puppies start getting their teeth. If you want them to look a certain way, you may want to glue them. Otherwise, you could just let them take their natural, goofy course.
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:48 AM
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Do you mind how they stand/lay?

I'd just leave em if it was me.
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Old 12-08-2007, 12:14 PM
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We are hoping to show the pup, and I want them to be correct as possible.
I did not know if this was a normal bulldog thing (the ears switch/change, like I know the GSDs are up down, crooked, and so on) or if it can be a potential problem. If they "go back" then I will leave them. If it can be a potential issue, and I can help it, and it is not against any rules, then I will.

I have asked the breeder, too. I know she is out of town, so I figured I would use all my resources.
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Old 12-08-2007, 01:20 PM
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LadyBull, if you plan on showing her, please contact your breeder or a breeder in the same area and have them show you how to tape. They can help you way much more than we can, and know how a correct ear should look. They can also tell you if it's normal for puppies her age.. I know it's normal in most breeds for them to go nuts around teething, lol.

I doubt it will be an issue, though. Good luck!
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:26 AM
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to answer my own question, it is normal and glue is used. A very nice breeder is offering to show me how, and to do it for me. I have to give her kudos, as I did not buy the dog from her. I really respect those who are a help to others in a breed. I can say my prior breed, that is rarely a route anyone takes.
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Old 12-09-2007, 01:24 AM
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You do not tape bulldog ears, you glue them. If you are going to show this pup, it is important that you have the ears glued into position during the teething stage. If not, you will probably never get them to where they need to be for good. Take the breeder up on her offer and let her show you. Is the breeder you got the pup from far away? My bulldog puppy came to me with her ears glued into position....
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:15 PM
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The breeder I got the pup from is very far away. This other breeder is one I know through my AKC club, and I am definetly taking her up on her offer to do the ears and show me how. Thanks again for the advice!! She is also giving me show pointers on this particular breed (I show, but a whole different breed/group, and totally different grooming/showing aspects!!) and our club has matches etc..coming so we are very stoked for this NEW venture!!
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Old 12-15-2007, 06:36 PM
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Just wanted to say, today was glue day. The woman that did it was surpirsed that my lady was so placid, and 1/2 slept right through the whole thing!! She of course is making up for it now..haha!!

She also did a mini eval of her - ya know as much as you can do with a almost 10 week old pup.

I was VERY pleased with what she had say. I was/am welcoming everything - tidbits, information, critiques and the bad - which the only "negative" comment was she was a bit smaller, but being a bitch, that it should be ok. I did not breed her, so I cannot take credit for any of it, but am happy that I did not choose the initial 2 I looked at prior (3rd ones the charm).

here are some pics for this week:

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C'mon Granny


I am going to bed now



So until we have stacked shots, this will have to do!
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