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Old 01-10-2007, 10:44 PM   #1
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Default Puppies ears - different sizes?

Hi all,

I have a Doberman pup that is now 3 and half months old. His ears are NOT docked.

I have noticed within the last week that his ears hang differently. I initially thought they were simply different sizes but it’s like ones more erect at the top than the other and that’s what gives off that impression – at least I think. Unfortunately my camera is out of action at the moment so I can’t show you exactly what I’m talking about…

The plot thickens though, as looking back on photos taken about a month ago it seems like he didn’t always have this ‘ailment’, and that both his ears used to ‘hang’ exactly the same.

Does anyone know what would cause this problem and whether he will simply grow out (or into) it?
Could the cartilage or ear structure have been damaged? He has a play mate and they quite often bite each others ears…puppies will be puppies!

I was hoping to show him when he got older, so I’m keen to know what to expect.

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Old 01-10-2007, 11:16 PM   #2
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He's at the perfect age for the wonky ears stage. When a puppy is going through teething, sometimes they will hold their ears differently for a while. This sounds normal to me.
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Old 01-11-2007, 05:09 AM   #3
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Me too. ears move all over the place when pups a re teething.
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My pup had this at that age. And again at about 6 months. Her ears are fine now
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Thanks all for the replies and good news!

I will keep an eye on them and give them a gentle massage (he loves it) occasionally...and see how things turn out.


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reggie has different ears. 1 stands up more than the other. he is 1 now and it has not changed. hes still cute though. so i love his ears

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What happens is that the skull is growing so the placement of the ears changes. You can make the same thing happen by pushing his ears around on his head.
Anyway, do they look like this?
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aww a bit. well when do staffys head break because his body is big but hes got a small head. he is one now.

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