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gj in georgia August 31st, 2004 02:48 PM

Yorkie ears not up
My (AKC registered) Yorkie is 3 months old and his ears are not up. They are up about 2/3 of the ear, but the last 1/3 flops over. If the dog's head is well back with the nose pointed up, then the ears will fall back in the "up" position. The distal half of the ears are shaved as close as possible. Questions: How much longer should I wait before taping his ears? Or, have I already waited too long?

Thanks for any advise

Lucky Rescue September 1st, 2004 06:41 PM

Not all Yorkies have ears that stand - some may be semi-pricked. Others can take 6 months to stand. Unless you are showing this dog, it's not important, but you can tape them for a few days if you wish.

Thefurkids January 21st, 2007 07:26 PM

Yorkie ears not up
You should tape them as soon as possible for a week. We use painters masking tape on both sides. Make sure that the ear set is correctly placed when taping. Leave on for one week, remove tape and see how they look. sometimes it takes 2 or 3 weeks for a proper set.

Prin January 21st, 2007 08:41 PM

I think she's in trouble then...:eek: It's probably too late... (old post ;))

twisten January 22nd, 2007 02:55 PM


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