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Ears

Romulus

Puppy
Hey guys. Im just wondering, at what ages should Romulus's ears start to stand up? I just want to know when I should start taping his ears if they dont come right them self.

Thanks guys
 

daniellelv

Banned
give him a spoonful of cottage cheese with his food and it will help them stick up faster. they might not stick up if they dont have enough calcium in their diet. so that will help.
 

Romulus

Puppy
Sorry to bring this up again. But Roms ears still aint up yet. They dont even look close to be standing up. He will be 10 weeks old on Monday.
When should I start to take steps to ensure they are correct?

Thanks guys
 

daniellelv

Banned
i heard (not sure if its true) that the longer it takes for a bull terriers ears to sit up means they will be bigger. like the runts in the litter's ears sit up way quick, while the biggest ones take the longest. i used to worry about this too. continue to give him the cottage cheese daily, 2 tablespoons per feeding. and you can also tape them. im not sure how to do this, as i chose not to, but if you google "how to tape dog ears." it will tell you. this will help the ears. some ears are just harder to get up, and some take a long time before they get up. i've heard of dogs 6,7 months old before their ears are perfectly up. so you can tape, and continue to give the cottage cheese. the cottage cheese will get the process moving a lot quicker. hes still got a long time to go. its still really early. when bowzer's ears went up, it was fast, like he just decided. OH YA someone told me to whistle at your dog once. because it will strengthen the muscles in the ears and help get them up. so maybe you can try that, lol, im not sure if its true either, but i did it! LOL.
 

Dray

Bull Terrier Moderator
Sorry to bring this up again. But Roms ears still aint up yet. They dont even look close to be standing up. He will be 10 weeks old on Monday.
When should I start to take steps to ensure they are correct?

Thanks guys

Hi Romalus,
Personally i think the cottage cheese theory could be an old wives tale but no harm in trying.
It looks to me from the picture that Roms head is quite powerful, Danielle is right about the runt thing as usually the weaker the head the sooner the ears rise but it is also way to early to start panicking. If they are not up by 16 weeks then start to panic. You can tape them up from now if you want to make perfectly sure but sometimes this as an adverse affect where as the puppy stops using the ears and then they can remain down no matter what you do. Have you spoken to the breeder or tried to find a really good a genuine breeder in your area so that you can speak to them and they should offer their experience gladly.

try to push the ear from the front just at the bottom to see if this is enough to make them erect. If it is then you should be OK, puppies ears can also come down while they are gaining there 2nd set of teeth.

Good luck and Keep us up to date.
 

Romulus

Puppy
Thanks for the replys. I emailed my breeder. She says that the other pups from the litter, their ears arnt up yet either. Shes gonna start to tape the pups ears that she kept from the litter today. Rom is only 11 weeks old this coming monday. I might wait till about 16 weeks like you said, then start to tape, if they not up.

Thanks again :)
 

Dray

Bull Terrier Moderator
Thanks for the replys. I emailed my breeder. She says that the other pups from the litter, their ears arnt up yet either. Shes gonna start to tape the pups ears that she kept from the litter today. Rom is only 11 weeks old this coming monday. I might wait till about 16 weeks like you said, then start to tape, if they not up.

Thanks again :)


Any chance of seeing some more pictures:sonn_u11:
 

Ickle Dexter

Little Dog
Thanks for the replys. I emailed my breeder. She says that the other pups from the litter, their ears arnt up yet either. Shes gonna start to tape the pups ears that she kept from the litter today. Rom is only 11 weeks old this coming monday. I might wait till about 16 weeks like you said, then start to tape, if they not up.

Thanks again :)


Hi Romulus

My Dexter is 10 weeks and 5 days and his ears was up by the time I picked him up at eight weeks.

I was told by the breeder that if you put rubber band around his ears to help it stay up.

She said its just the muscle that they need to practice and train with.

I have also just put up about the bow legs

Does your boy have a bow on the front of his legs at all.

It seems it happens when he has had too much play or when hes eating !!
 

Dray

Bull Terrier Moderator
Good tip for the ears, but how do they use and strengthen the muscles if the ears are been held up for them???:confused:
off to read about the fronts;)
 

Ickle Dexter

Little Dog
Good tip for the ears, but how do they use and strengthen the muscles if the ears are been held up for them???:confused:
off to read about the fronts;)

To put on for a bit at a time but not too long and maybe by stimulating the ears a lil might help !!
 

Romulus

Puppy
Looks like his ears are coming good. They arnt up yet, but they def are closer to it. I think they will be up in a few more weeks. It looks like he has pretty thick ears, so its prob gonna take a little more time then most.

Ill try get some more pics of him this arvo.

My boys legs dont have a bow as far as I can tell. Ill have a closer look today.
 

Dray

Bull Terrier Moderator
Bow legs

Where is this post about the bow legs???

It is wise not to over exercise a young bully as they can have a very heavy frame but not the dense bone that they need to carry this weight, it is advised not to let them run free for about the first 6 months and never let them climb severe inclines. Another good tip to keep a straight front or to try to rectify one in a young pup is to feed them up of the floor by way of a bowl holder. This is a much more humane away to feed your dog as if you have ever tried to swallow your food up bank you will appreciate the need for the bowl holder.
When feeding up of the floor the holder should have various heights that grow with the dog and these heights should be adjusted with the growing youngster. When setting the height it should be so the dog is on it's tip toes this will also ensure tight cat like feet which a lot of Bull Terriers today don't seem to have, this may be due to people not been aware of the need to feed up and also not to over exercises:sonn_u11:
I wish i could add this to the bow front thread:confused::D
Dray x
 

Vicki

Administrator
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