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Taping natural ears

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

  1. DreamValley

    DreamValley Well-Known Member

    I did it twice. It may last until his teething is done at 6 months.
    We taped for 5 days. Then she had 10 days break and then we taped again for 5 days.

     
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  2. micsten

    micsten Member

    This may sound a silly question, but did you leave them taped overnight?

    I'm concerned he may manage to get them off in the night somehow and swallow the plastic cable-tie.
     
  3. DreamValley

    DreamValley Well-Known Member

    Yes you have to keep it overnight. The plastic is very strong. There is no way to get it off.
    It should be not too tight to make him uncomfortable but it also should not be loose to let him play with.
    Look at Asha's pictures on p.3
     
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  4. micsten

    micsten Member

    Ok, thanks for your help. I'll let you know how we get on :)
     
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  5. jismys

    jismys Jr Member

    Thank you for the pictures it help's me a lot. I got a Doberman from Germany with natural ears and tail and live here in the states. Can you tell me what tape and glue I buy that is save to use on my puppy. Thanks
     
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  6. DreamValley

    DreamValley Well-Known Member

    You don't need glue. I was using Johnson & Johnson waterproof tape. Cooking oil works great to remove the tape.
     
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  7. jismys

    jismys Jr Member

    Great, thanks I think this will make it easier on my pups ears. I used glue the first time and its so hard to take off.
     
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  8. Marinegeekswife

    Marinegeekswife Hot Topics Subscriber

    Johnson & Johnson Baby oil is also great for removing the tape.
     
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  9. K@r3nK9

    K@r3nK9 Jr Member

    Hi, I'm new to the site and didn't know you can tape natural ears.
    Pheewwy, how glad I am to come upon this before I got my dobie :) will gladly do this - cropping is ilegal in South Africa. From what age can I start tapping his ears?
     
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  10. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    I'm not really sure, but I'd say that they can be started when the ears want to start springing up. I'm sure the others who have experience with it will be along shortly to give you better answers. :)

    Curious, do you mean to have "white" mixed in your sig line? I'm sure you know it's not an accepted color for a Doberman. :)
     
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  11. K@r3nK9

    K@r3nK9 Jr Member

    Thanks for the "flying nun ear" advice :)

    I just know you get the Dobie in white also, so I just added white in my sentence. Didn't wanted anyone asking me if I have something agains white Dobies if i didn't add them in. So I added white and brown. Futher on, i know almost nothing about white Dobermans :)
     
  12. Rits

    Rits Admin Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    There is plenty of info on Albino dobermans here. Please be sure to read it as it is very informative! You can also then share what you learned :D DPCA | The Doberman | Albino | What is albino
     
  13. K@r3nK9

    K@r3nK9 Jr Member

    thanks :)
     
  14. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    FWIW, the accepted Doberman colors are black, red, blue and fawn. :) When I was at the show a ton of non-dog people at the hotel asked my why Della wasn't the regular black color and they almost fell over when I told them about the other accepted colors. LOL
     
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  15. DreamValley

    DreamValley Well-Known Member

    The ears are stubborn between 4 and 6 months before the teething is done.
    We taped Asha's ears at age of 4-5 months twice for 5 days. It helped a lot.
    Not every dog has flying ears :) Good luck with your new puppy!
     
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  16. secuono

    secuono Jr Member

    I thought this would be a thread of people posting natural ears up...
     
  17. Katja Henriksen

    Katja Henriksen Forum Sponsor Site Sponsor

    There is no way to tape natural ears up, and also no reason to.
     
  18. DreamValley

    DreamValley Well-Known Member

    LOL... why?
     
  19. Marinegeekswife

    Marinegeekswife Hot Topics Subscriber

    Oh God no! Have you seen that? It looks awful.
     
  20. bobsblacks

    bobsblacks Member

    does it hurt the pup when you take the tape off should it be done in a specific way?
     

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