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    Question Puppy Has 1 Ear Up, 1 Ear Down!!!

    Hi there,
    I have an 11 week old puppy. We brought him home at 8 weeks and both his ears were down. (He is a Jack Russell cross Silky Terrier). In the last week or so, his left ear started creeping up and up and now it is straight up like an arrow and his other ear is still floppy against his head! I am worried that it will stay this way and it looks really weird! How common is it for their ears to stay this way forever?? And is there anything you can do to fix them if they don't even out?

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    It depends on the line... some dogs will require taping for the ears to sit up, others just come up naturally as they get older.

    At 11 weeks it's really too early to say whether or not they will both go up permanently. It took until my pup was about 6 months old before I stopped taping them and they just stayed up on their own.

    To be honest though, he's just a pet, and the ears are just a conformation thing, there's no point putting him through the taping process unless you are showing, and minor cosmetic things like that really don't matter. I think they make your dog look individual

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    Jack Russell's ears hang down and silky Terriers stand up.
    He is still only young and it will be hard to say which way they will go.

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    Two of mine at times have one up and one down, as they are pets, I couldn't care less. What will be will be.

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    So did you want the ears up or down?
    There is no way to tell how it will turn out with crossbreeding, you may just have to wait and see.

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    Why does it matter? o.O

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    Thanks. I don't care if they're up or down, as long as they are even. It doesn't matter THAT much, cos he is a pet and I'll love him either way, but it just looks really strange! He has such a small head at the moment and these big ears and it just looks like there's something wrong with him! Anyway, I'll see how he goes! Thanks for your feedback.

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    My blue heeler (RIP) was ALL ears, lol. Looked really weird till he grew into them.

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    As Molly said, JRTs have button ears while silkies have pointed.
    There isn't a huge amount you can do about, well, something worth doing for a pet
    Theres still time for the other to point, but if not, just think of it as something that makes him individual
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    when they teeth the ears go all over the place

    Atlas' were one up, one down one day, then both up the next, at one stage they were crossed over in front of each other..

    I think for a pet, not a show dog, one up and one down is so cute

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