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Zion’s woes continued

Discussion in 'Doberman Talk and Discussions' started by Crimsonark, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. Crimsonark

    Crimsonark New Member

    I posted on here when I accidentally injured my 3 1/2 month old Doberboy Zion by trying a new posting method. I had to let them flop for several weeks. He turned six months old the 13th. The last two postings are just pretty much a flop as soon as they come down and I’ve been leaving them up a week (what his vet did as a puppy). I usually do five days, then rest until later that day, but I’ve done seven out of desperation. The previous two postings showed encouraging improvement. Now back to FLOP! Both ears. If he tips his head forward just a touch, they stand beautifully, but head up completely, we get flop again. That crease at the base just won’t go away. I’m using the method I used in the late ‘90’s, early 2000’s to post- tampon with coban around it, skin bond, tape lightly around outside. I got one Dane and four Dobes standing with this method back then. I have a 0% fail rate so I’m getting Uber frustrated. Any thoughts? He’s pretty near done teething if not 100%. Nice big pearly whites in there. I’m beginning to wonder if the tampon is too narrow, even wrapped fairly heavily in coban to thicken it. I’ve never had a problem, but I never had one this old and BIG not standing by now. When do I give up and just have a floppy eared boy? It is a fairly long crop, but I’ve done one this length before no problem. Just scratching my head. I can’t stabilize that base and that’s kind of the crux of the whole thing, you know? I’ll try to post pics, but just picture any Doberman with a total floppy crop fail and that’s pretty much what he looks like.

  2. Tropicalbri's

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    Some people have posted over 20mos of age for long crops. Try the backer rod method and keep posting. When you change out the posts, just clean the ears allow 10min to dry then immediately repost. Do not leave out of post longer than an hour otherwise you lose ground.

    You still have time to turn this around.
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  3. Crimsonark

    Crimsonark New Member

    Fantastic! That’s a lot of good info. How many days do you recommend between post changing?
  4. My2Dobies

    My2Dobies Hot Topics Subscriber

    @Crimsonark My newest dobie, Lexi will be 12 months in ten days. We just finished posting her long crop two weeks ago, and still have one problem ear with a Breathe Rite nasal strip in it to give it that last little brace. My first dobie with a long show crop; it definitely takes longer. Stay the course; there is hope.
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  5. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    I would only go 4 or 5 days with our pups.

    Don't give up hope since there are lots of variables between ear leather, crop style and many other thing so some just take a lot longer.
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  6. Crimsonark

    Crimsonark New Member

    Thanks so much! Zion’s isn’t really a show crop, but it is definitely a long pet crop, which is what I asked for, so it probably will just take longer. I will be much more aggressive about putting them right back up now, too.
  7. Crimsonark

    Crimsonark New Member

    Great! I notice when Zion’s do stand, they flop throughout the length of them like a sail on a boat so I’m holding out hope the cartilage is still not very solid and we still have time. I just hate that relentless crease at the very base. Hopefully thicker backer rods might hold the bases in place better...
  8. Tropicalbri's

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    My twins played so rough and got their posts so dirty I was changing every 3-4 days but I agree with @JanS on how often.
  9. Crimsonark

    Crimsonark New Member

    Yes, Zion has 7 month old (today, in fact) Great Dane brother he wrestles with daily, so I’ll have to keep an eye on those posts. Actually, at this point, though, Motley is so huge and gangly, Zion pretty much soundly kicks his butt daily so his posts will probably be spotless!
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