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Ears

Dray

Bull Terrier Moderator
Romulus

Excellent mate, never doubted it for a second:sonn_u11:
Out of interest how old is he now ???;):lol:

Just remember they may go down slightly at around 4 to 5 months due to teething this is when you need to make sure he uses them and then they will be up forever.
Judging by the photo he is going to be a big lad as he has some ears to grow in to:D

Made up for you both:sonn_u11:

Dray x
 

Romulus

Puppy
He will be 14 weeks on monday.

His left ear has been up for about 2 days now. His right one was up when I got home tonight, and now its down again.

Yeah, I hope he grows into them haha
 

Dray

Bull Terrier Moderator
Where is he kept during the day while you are at work? I ask because if he is in a crate he will not be able to fully extend his ears without them tickling so they tend to sit with their head to oneside hence the look:D
None of our dogs are crated during the day but some do use crates for bedtime. We had to buy Bagheera a taller cage as this is what he was like every morning, then every night i got home from work and he had been in his run they were both bolt upright:confused:As soon as we got his new crate his ears never went back down:sonn_u11:

Keep us informed;)

Dray x
 

Romulus

Puppy
He Has free roam of a fully enclosed yard. I have noticed he has been sleeping in the bottom of my little girls play kitchen draws ( ill get a pic of it next time he is in it ) haha. I think he sleeps in it on his right and side more than his left and in that position, his left ear folds out nice and straight, while his right ear is a little more bent.
 

Dray

Bull Terrier Moderator
Romulus is only 14 weeks and because his head was so strong at 8 weeks i would say he is very much on track and by next weekend you will start to forget the cute little puppy with the floppy ears and start to see a cute not so little puppy with erect ears:sonn_u11:

Dray x
 

zeuser

Puppy
Ya Romulus I have the same problem with Zeus. His ears are just so big. I have heard about rubbing his ears help. Only one of his ears stick up. The only thing is that he is 6 months. I will prob end up taping his ears. Here take a look at his ears and head. This picture is a little old, but I will send new pics soon.


Zeuser.jpg
 

Dray

Bull Terrier Moderator
Hi Zeuser,
Unless you plan on showing i really would not put Zeus through all the taping milarky:no2: He is 6 months old and really they should of been up by 20 weeks at the very latest:) They do look close however but as you can see from the picture below of our Pebbles(R.I.P.)We tried everything and in the end hated ourselves for constantly taping her ears up:(She was still the same dog ears up or down and we loved her all the more for being different and got umpteen comments about her cuteness with her ears down:sonn_u11:
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How long have you had Zeus by the way:D

Dray x
 

Dray

Bull Terrier Moderator
We were so scared that no one would know what breed Pebbles was but when anyone met her it took about a second of her charm before you saw the penny drop and the big grin came:lol::sonn_u11:
Dray x
 

susie

Puppy
When Harvey was a puppy he was a nightmare with his ears they did not stand properly until he was 10 months old and he would have been a big boy, they were standing beautifully at 8 weeks and then we went through episodes of one up, both up, none up. by 10 months both stood beautifully but would fold over a little when he was tired.

As for taping I would say don't do it unless you know exactly what you are doing or you have your breeder close at hand to help you as I have seen many a bully with terrible ear placement (far worse than down ears) where they were taped badly, so just be careful.

I think bullies with down ears are just to cute :D
 

susie

Puppy
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 !!


I most certainly would not use rubber bands, do you remember putting them on your fingers when you were kids? if not try it, it stops the blood circulation and I cannot see what good that would do to be honest.
 

Dray

Bull Terrier Moderator
Well said on both counts but i think that Romulus' ears are well up on their own with no help at all:sonn_u11:
Or was it the Cottage Cheese:lol:

Dray x
 

Ickle Dexter

Little Dog
I most certainly would not use rubber bands, do you remember putting them on your fingers when you were kids? if not try it, it stops the blood circulation and I cannot see what good that would do to be honest.

I was not suggesting to wrap it around so that its that tight that it stop the blood circulation !!



My roxy had floppsy ears until twelve weeks but didnt need supporting she eventually got it up unaided!