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Posting - one standing one folding

Discussion in 'Doberman Puppies' started by BreeCrouse, Jul 19, 2020.

  1. BreeCrouse

    BreeCrouse New Member

    Hey hey,
    I have a five month old male. When we picked him up the breeder had already had his ears done, tail docked, and due claws removed. We were able to pick him up when he was 12 weeks old. We have been posting his ears for about three months now. One ears is standing no problem and the other is still “folding”. I wasn’t sure if I could continue to post both of his ears or just one? He has no issues at all with posting and it doesn’t seem to bother him. For the ear that is standing up I switched to the breathe right strips. Is this too soon? Of course I asked the vet and unfortunately she wasn’t able to offer me any help other than to stop posting them.
    I also wasn’t sure how you know when they are 100% ready to stop being posted? Our boy has the show crop and with all of the research I have done it seems that this style takes the longest to heal?
    Any tips, tricks, or recommendations would be so helpful!!!
    Thanks so much!!


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  2. Ravenbird

    Ravenbird Notable member

    Welcome to the group! There are more experienced folks than me that I'm sure you'll hear from soon, but yes, keep posting. You should post through the end of teething - 6 months old or more - at the minimum, and with the long show crops up to a year. Cute pup! We love to see new puppies!
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  3. Ddski5

    Ddski5 Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    I would continue to post both. I believe he would have an unequal feeling if you only post one.

    When you say that one folds, what is the time it folds when taken out of post? Immediate? 10mins? 20mins???

    Folds at base, mid ear, where does it fold?

    How long is the longest it has stood?

    I have read where some pups will long show crop have been posted for a year... My medium show crop took 7.5months.

    Read this forum back to front. LOTs of great info in here!!
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  4. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    You definitely want to keep posting. Right now is a time a lot of people stop since they've been standing but when they're teething it's the time they're going to fail.
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  5. BreeCrouse

    BreeCrouse New Member

    Thanks for the reply!! It will start to fold after about 3-5 days just depending. It is folding at mid ear. They longest it has stood was for a little over a week. The vet was saying that pups get too “dependent” on the post is that true? Thanks again!! I went ahead and posted them both last night!
  6. BreeCrouse

    BreeCrouse New Member

    Thank you! I posted them last night. We will not give up!! We both don't want to go though all of this for nothing!! Thankful for the help
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  7. BreeCrouse

    BreeCrouse New Member

    thank you so much!! He is such a ham lol we will keep on keeping on! It’s nice knowing that we are doing the right thing. No matter how many bad looks I get lol.
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  8. Firestar Dobe

    Firestar Dobe $ Premium Subscriber $ Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    Dauntless has a long show crop and I posted her ears for just under 18mos. It all depends on the length of the crop, width of the bell and the thickness of the ear leather. Keep posting, you got this! :thumbsup:
  9. BreeCrouse

    BreeCrouse New Member

    thank you!! It’s a journey, but we are in it for the long haul!!!
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  10. Ddski5

    Ddski5 Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    This is great news to me. Means that it’s there and just needs to get stronger. Again with the mid ear fold, the bell has some strength and it’s moving up. Same happened to my Ragnar. It was mid ear, then kept posting. Then it was issues with the tips. Kept posting and finally all was good.

    Want to post through teething. Mine stopped teething ~6months but had issues with his tips. I think he was ready to stop posting at 7 but I posted until 7.5months just to make sure.

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