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Question by dhughes
Submitted on 8/1/2003
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Why do some Yorkies have pointy stand up ears and others have larger ears that hang down?

Answer by yyy
Submitted on 8/1/2003
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When a weaned pup, the terrier's ears are wrapped closed with masking tape from mid-ear to tip and left taped for 1 month minimum. This causes the ears to remain pointed up for the rest of the dog's life. When unwrapped, the ears must be thoroughly disinfected with product available from one's vet.


Answer by Marsha
Submitted on 10/20/2003
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Ears are an inherited trait. Some are small and pointed, some are larger and rounder. Some have to be taped to stand up, others will stand up automatically. The ears to fall on alot of yorkies when they are teething, but most times, will come back up if they were in the first place. It is advisable to shave the whole ear on a puppy til it is about 4 to 6 months old. This may help them to stand up, but it is not a definite solution.


Answer by Debbie
Submitted on 1/11/2004
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I don't know why my new yorkie pup's ear won't stand up.  The breeder said it may be that she is teething.


Answer by Teddy
Submitted on 3/14/2004
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o my,yorkies,can be all shapes and sizs,and it should be fine,he/she is not sick!!  The only thing that matters is if u luv the puppy! That is my personal opinion!!


Answer by Chewie's Mom
Submitted on 5/5/2004
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I agree with Teddy. I am not showing my Yorkie, so I accept him as he is. His ears went up and down for awhile. My husband says they are down now because I am always kissing and petting his head. It is not possible to love a dog more than I do my baby boy. I thank God for my Chewie everyday drooping ears and all!


Answer by bradyboy
Submitted on 7/24/2005
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I bought my puppy because his ears were big and floppy. Now he's almost 5 mos old and they look like they are becoming more erect. How can I make them remain floppy, other than letting the hair grow which I am doing?


Answer by Jax's Momma
Submitted on 8/16/2005
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I don't think it is a question of loving your pup no matter what.That is a given.
The question was about the ears, and why some stand up and others' not. I have the same question as well.
Although I love my pup no matter what, I still wonder about his ears??


Answer by yorkie lover
Submitted on 12/17/2006
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I just got my second yorkie and she is 8 weeks old. Her ears do not stand up at all and she cost a lot of money, so i would like her to look as she is suppose too. My other male yorkie'sears stood up at 6 weeks old.


Answer by prncssteela
Submitted on 3/28/2007
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well my mom just bought a yorkie from a woman close to home, and she looks like a cat more than a yorkie... she has a long tail and very tall ears... we took her to the groomer that we have used for years and trust very much, and she said that breeders are supposed to crop the ears and tail... if they are real breeders and know what they are doing... our yorkie was free and we love her either way... and we don't plan on breeding her b/c she is soooooo tiny...


Answer by barigypsy
Submitted on 6/26/2007
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I totally agree . Our dogs ears are floppy . And I like the look. He's friendly, lovable, and he is part of our family.


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