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Taping natural ears

Discussion in 'Doberman Puppies' started by zaxayo, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. gsxrsmommy

    gsxrsmommy New Member

    what does this nun ear thing look like?
    i didnt know that you had to tape the ears down if you didnt get them cropped....hummm....

     
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  2. Dobieone

    Dobieone Notable member

    You're too young to remember the flying nun, nun4.jpg ears would go out a short ways, then down, instead of laying flat along the head.
     
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  3. Ingrid H

    Ingrid H Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    You don't always have to tape natural ears. Lucky for me, my pup's ears didn't need taping because I didn't even know it was possible at the time.
     
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  4. emerald52061

    emerald52061 New Member

    I have never seen this taping of natural ears...why is it done?
    My Sasha was my first Dobe, and I paid $400 for a very very bad crop....plus the vet told us she was done with ear posting, and she developed pockets.......long story, but first Dobe, a lot of wrong info..live and learn, she's still a beauty!
     
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  5. DoUrden

    DoUrden Novitiate

    In the dobermann standard, if the ears are left natural they must hang close to the cheeks. In alot of natural eared dobed, this is not the case when left alone. They tend to develop 'wings' where the part of the ear closest to the head tries to stand and the tops fall, thus causing the "Flying Nunn" effect.
     
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  6. Max Hawk

    Max Hawk Hot Topics Subscriber

    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:That is all I have to say about that
     
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  7. Max Hawk

    Max Hawk Hot Topics Subscriber

    Well I'll be a blue nosed gopher I have never ever heard of this learn something new every day lol:eek:
     
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  8. DreamValley

    DreamValley Well-Known Member

    :thumbsup: That's a great thread!

    I never had an issue with flying ears... but Asha got it. She is only 11 weeks. I wonder when should I start taping her natural ears?
    Should I wait until she is 5-6 months?

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  9. Max Hawk

    Max Hawk Hot Topics Subscriber

    Well you mean they tape em down ?? Poor dobers can we ever leave their poor ears alone ?? Geez she is beautiful what a pain to have to make her look funny.. I really am so sick of taping Jakes ears sigh:(
     
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  10. DreamValley

    DreamValley Well-Known Member

    It's much easier to tape natural ears :) and it's only for 5 days.
    I will wait and see... maybe it will resolve on its own.
     
  11. Katja Henriksen

    Katja Henriksen Forum Sponsor Site Sponsor

    DV that picture looks EXACTLY like Bailey when her ear first started flying. The right ear did the same thing.

    Bailey1_13weeks.jpg
     
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  12. DreamValley

    DreamValley Well-Known Member

    She was so pretty puppy girl :) How old was she there?

    Oh... those flying nuns! :p
     
  13. Katja Henriksen

    Katja Henriksen Forum Sponsor Site Sponsor

    13 weeks. First sign of crazyness. LOL
     
  14. DreamValley

    DreamValley Well-Known Member

    Katja can you post how her ears look now? Most likely my girl will have similar ears.
    Do they fly all the time or only when she wants to be cute? :blush:
     
  15. zaxayo

    zaxayo Active Member

    No I don't think it resolve on his own, I did start early with Xasper, I did it twice if I remember well, 5 days, 2 days of and again 5 days, after his teething was done, the ears were nice, I wish I had done it with Zaab too, but I thought it would resolve also, wich they did not :(
     
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  16. DreamValley

    DreamValley Well-Known Member

    Thanks zaxayo! Should I start now? She is only 11 weeks. Teething will start at 4-5 months. Is it correct?

    I massage her ears. It seems a cartiledge folds a bit on the front top of her right ear. The left looks perfect so far...

    I found more links Lynz. It may not help but I will try it first... it doesn't restrict airflow to the ear canal. I am a bit concerned about ears infection.

    http://raevon.net/TAPING.html
    http://raevon.net/MASSAGE.html
    http://www.6stardanes.com/ears.html
     
  17. zaxayo

    zaxayo Active Member

    Yes you can start with 11 weeks, the nicest thing off taping this way is that you can remove the zip tie, and leave it for a day or two and then again a new zip tie in it, you have to look if the ears are ok, watch it after you remove the zip ties, if it is ok, and after 4 days it start again, tape them again, its important when they do teething and the ears are nog good, to keep taping, it depends how long you have to tape, sometimes it is good after a few time taping, but other dogs need a longer period of taping.
     
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  18. DreamValley

    DreamValley Well-Known Member

    I like the idea to use zip tie but... doesn't zip ties hurt a dog chin? It's harsh plastic... how did you protect a chin?
    She is a growing baby....
     
  19. zaxayo

    zaxayo Active Member

    there is no problem at all, you must do it not to tight just like it is on the pictures, xas never had a scratch of any of his hairs and skin,;) and I think he was the same age.
     
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  20. DreamValley

    DreamValley Well-Known Member

    Thanks Zaxayo for sharing your experience. It's very helpful!:ty:
     
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