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    Thanks Cleasanta

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    I think it is great! Any idea why she was returned?
    Thank you to all. This news has perked me up to no end.

    Di, she was sold to a show family, but her ears are 'soft.' They are perfectly upright, but the ligaments are not strong enough, or firm enough, to be considered in the show-ring. The breeder has kept her for a few months in the hope they would get stronger, but they haven't, hence her need to find a suitable pet home for her.

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    Wonder why they didn't just tape them
    Oh well, their loss your gain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Thank you to all. This news has perked me up to no end.

    Di, she was sold to a show family, but her ears are 'soft.' They are perfectly upright, but the ligaments are not strong enough, or firm enough, to be considered in the show-ring. The breeder has kept her for a few months in the hope they would get stronger, but they haven't, hence her need to find a suitable pet home for her.
    and she sure found a perfect home for her!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Thank you to all. This news has perked me up to no end.

    Di, she was sold to a show family, but her ears are 'soft.' They are perfectly upright, but the ligaments are not strong enough, or firm enough, to be considered in the show-ring. The breeder has kept her for a few months in the hope they would get stronger, but they haven't, hence her need to find a suitable pet home for her.
    OT for a sec, does this cause them to 'flop' over about halfway? Just curious because it could explain Batty's ears' tendancy to break I think it's adorable, but I have been wondering what causes it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    and she sure found a perfect home for her!!!
    Very well said! I couldn't agree more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    OT for a sec, does this cause them to 'flop' over about halfway? Just curious because it could explain Batty's ears' tendancy to break I think it's adorable, but I have been wondering what causes it.
    The ears don't necessarily have to be 'soft' for the to tip over on the ends.
    Apparently my Crested has very good ear muscle at the base (meaning they will never flop completely) but the ends tip over because he has just started teething.
    Stress can also cause them to tip over.
    I have mine all taped up at the moment until the cartilage hardens and they stay up permanently

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    and she sure found a perfect home for her!!!
    I agree! Sure you don't want a grey instead of a gsd? They only take up ONE sofa!

    In My Home Dog Minding
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    OT for a sec, does this cause them to 'flop' over about halfway? Just curious because it could explain Batty's ears' tendancy to break I think it's adorable, but I have been wondering what causes it.
    if the cartilage isn't strong enough...they can go floppy. Some people opt for taping the ears...others just let nature take its course. The taping must be done when they are young and ears/cartilage are still developing. Sumo had his ears taped, because they were full drop and needed to be half pricked.

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    I think it's cute! They swap over sometimes too, usually happens when he has just woken up though, so I'm not sure it has much to do with stress in Batty's case.

    Thank you for letting me know about it! I wouldn't have a clue about taping and I'm not even going to consider it, I'm sure they will decide which way to go on their own!!

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