Will my dog's ears pop up?
DogForums.com is the premier dog Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 22

Thread: Will my dog's ears pop up?

  1. #1
    Junior Member RufusRocks's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    15

    Will my dog's ears pop up? **edited w/ more pics**

    Here are some pics of my 12 week old puppy. The shelter said he's a lab/shepherd mix. Right now his ears are floppy. But I've seen pictures of shepherds (i.e. German Shepherds) with ears that are erect. However, the pictures of German Shepherd puppies showed that their ears were floppy when they were young, but then popped up as they grew older.

    Will his ears stay floppy or will they pop up as he grows?





    Wow, you guys are SO nice!! Here are a couple more pics...



    Last edited by RufusRocks; 05-08-2009 at 04:56 PM.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    DogForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Senior Member melgrj7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    3,804

    Re: Will my dog's ears pop up?

    I think they will stay down, they look more like lab ears.

  4. #3
    Senior Member Inga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    somewhere over the rainbow
    Posts
    12,007

    Re: Will my dog's ears pop up?

    I think they will stay down as well. It is hard to say for sure but he does have Lab looking ears. Soooooo cute.


    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Gandhi

  5. #4
    Senior Member melgrj7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    3,804

    Re: Will my dog's ears pop up?

    I love the look on his face in the second pic.

  6. #5
    Senior Member lucyloo2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    181

    Re: Will my dog's ears pop up?

    I think they will probably stay down They look like lab ears as the others have said. He is sooooo darn cute!!

  7. #6
    Senior Member Equinox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    3,653

    Re: Will my dog's ears pop up?

    Also am going to agree that they will stay down. German shepherd puppy ears look different, not as broad and rounded as a lab's. You have an adorable puppy, though! I love his coloring.

  8. #7
    Senior Member Keechak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Wisconsin USA
    Posts
    8,628

    Re: Will my dog's ears pop up?

    how old is the puppy? the general rule of thumb is, If they are not standing even momentarily by 5 months old, they never will.

    Also he is not a labrador/ german shepherd mix because he has tan points and tan points are a reccessive trait which means both parents had to pass the gene on.
    Last edited by Keechak; 05-07-2009 at 11:06 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

  9. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    210

    Re: Will my dog's ears pop up?

    Looks like they're stuck floppy. They'd be more pointed by now if they were going to stand up, I think.

    Mayhap give a second to click these eggs and dragons? =) http://dragcave.net/user/blkshadow

  10. #9
    Junior Member RufusRocks's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    15

    Re: Will my dog's ears pop up?

    Quote Originally Posted by Keechak View Post
    Also he is not a labrador/ german shepherd mix because he has tan points and tan points are a reccessive trait which means both parents had to pass the gene on.
    If he's not lab/shepherd what kind of dog do you think he is?

    I was somewhat skeptical when the shelter told us he was lab/shepherd. Looks to me like he has some dobie or rott in him. But I dunno...

  11. #10
    Senior Member Keechak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Wisconsin USA
    Posts
    8,628

    Re: Will my dog's ears pop up?

    he could be Lab/Dobe X German Shepherd that is a good possability. he also has the large houdish ears like a dobe

  12. #11
    Senior Member HersheyBear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    472

    Re: Will my dog's ears pop up?

    She looks like a Doberman or Rottweiler mix, not at all like a Shepherd, so probably not. Floppy ears are cute!

    || Brooke || Gabielle || Helene-Iris || Hershey || Maus ||

  13. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    343

    Re: Will my dog's ears pop up?

    When I saw him, I thought he was a doberman mix.

    He's really, really pretty!

  14. #13
    Senior Member alphadoginthehouse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    6,181

    Re: Will my dog's ears pop up?

    I see Dobie or Rottie, with a little lab thrown in (maybe). Whatever he is, I too think his ears will stay down. He is so very cute at any rate! Love black and tan dogs...wonder why



  15. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    962

    Re: Will my dog's ears pop up?

    Some dogs actually look rather awkward, example my min-schnauzers both have cropped ears and my friend two dogs MS, both there ears are natural, and they when they stand up they look like a cross between rabbit and dog I feel your dog will look better if the ears stay down. Not that I could not love a rabbit dog

  16. #15
    Junior Member RufusRocks's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    15

    Re: Will my dog's ears pop up?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobSD View Post
    I feel your dog will look better if the ears stay down.
    I agree, and REALLY hope they stay down!

  17. #16
    Senior Member Dogstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Texas, USA
    Posts
    4,072

    Re: Will my dog's ears pop up?

    I think they may go up a LITTLE more than they are now, but not by much.

  18. #17
    Senior Member FourIsCompany's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    1,525

    Re: Will my dog's ears pop up?

    That second pic REALLY looks dobie. Enough so that I'd be calling him a Rotti/Dobie mix. He's too cute for words!

    And down.
    You can train people, honest; It's just harder than it is with dogs.
    ~Patricia McConnell The Other End of the Leash

  19. #18
    Senior Member Erick Aguilar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Mexico
    Posts
    740

    Re: Will my dog's ears pop up?

    I see more beagle than German Shepherd.. so the ears might stay dog forever.. looks much more cute that way!

  20. #19
    Senior Member nikelodeon79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northern Wisconsin
    Posts
    482

    Re: Will my dog's ears pop up?

    I'd guess either Lab/Dobie or Lab/Rottie. And I'd guess the ears would stay down.

    Too cute!

  21. #20
    Senior Member animalcraker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    2,226

    Re: Will my dog's ears pop up?

    Quote Originally Posted by Keechak View Post
    Also he is not a labrador/ german shepherd mix because he has tan points and tan points are a reccessive trait which means both parents had to pass the gene on.
    Mismarked Labs can be black and tan. It's not that difficult for a recessive trait to hide in generations of dogs ad then suddenly crop up unepectedly. If it were a dominant trait then that would be unlikely, but not impossible. There's whole websites devoted to mismarked labs, just google it; there's some really neat unexpected colors that can come up certain breeds.

    Everybody's got a laughin' place; trouble is most folks won't take the time to go find it.

  22. Remove Advertisements
    DogForums.com
    Advertisements
     

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Quick Reply Quick Reply

  • Decrease Size
    Increase Size
  • Remove Text Formatting
  • Insert Link Insert Image Insert Video
  • Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.