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    Hi all,

    Wondering if you could give your thoughts on my American Staffordshire's ears.......I know it sounds a bit random!!

    I know that when you buy puppies they say that is takes about 5 months until their ears stop changing shape & my little Blue is 7 months now & her ears are still sitting up straight in the air!! I look at other Amstaff's, Staffy's & Pit Bull's and all ears seem to look smaller & floppy. While Blue's are MASSIVE!!

    Don't get me wrong I think it is adorable, but am just a little confused as to why & if it is normal at this age?

    I have her registration papers & know that she is a pure breed too, so it isn't the case of her being anything else.

    Hmmmmm.............thoughts? The pic below if of her at about 5 months, with one ear up, now both are sticking up, I will try to upload pic but can't seem to work out how to do it.

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    Hopefully this pic works
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    I'm sorry i cant help, but omg that is cute

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    Some AmStaff's and SBT's have "woopty" ears. I'll say...if it hasn't corrected itself by now....it probably won't...sorry.

    I am not sure for AmStaffs, but when Sumo went through his period where his head was "cracking"...his left ear went woopty too. Some Staffies need to have their ears "glued" to keep them in the right position. The setting of the ears often happen in the first 3 1/2 - 4 months and then they can go woopty again while teething.

    I think...that your beautiful AmStaff is stuck with pointy/woopty ears. You could contact the breeder and ask whether they are having problems with any of the other puppies from the litter. As per the standard...AmStaffs are supposed to hold their ears rose or half-pricked (half-pricked is like Sumo's in the "correct ear set" photo).

    The cartilage in your AmStaff might just be very stiff...you could try and massage them to looosen them up a bit. I can't guarantee it will work now at this age, but it is worth a go

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    God she's adorable, she looks like a Frenchie with her ears upright!! lol

    I think they need to be taped, but maybe she's too old at this stage. I agree, ask your breeder

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruthless View Post
    God she's adorable, she looks like a Frenchie with her ears upright!! lol

    I think they need to be taped, but maybe she's too old at this stage. I agree, ask your breeder
    Yeah...taping should be done between 8-14 weeks, so it is a bit late

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    Thanks for the advice all, Sumo is beautiful.

    I think Blue is rather cute with her ears sticking up, although I do get comments from people saying that she looks like a frenchy.......would be the biggest frenchy in the world ha ha.

    I was just a bit confused because most dogs at her age have their ears like Sumo in the pics, I think I might ask the breeder then, very strange........although very cute.

    Thanks guys

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    Not strange, I've seen heaps of Amstaffs with funky ears. It can happen to the best of them

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    OMG lovin both Blue & of course the gorgeous Sumo xxxx from Miss Bella
    Miss Bella_cr_cr.jpg whom I am assuming has an incorrect ear set???
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    They are prick, and a very common ear set in AST.

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