Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie Question

My 12 week old female sheltie has one ear up and the other flops down. Is there any way to fix...


My 12 week old female sheltie has one ear up and the other flops down. Is there any way to fix this or will it improve on its own?

    In Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie - Asked by Anonymous - 3/30/2011 5:22:05 PM
It is possible to tape the ears in their proper place for several weeks to allow the cartilage to stiffen correctly. Please investigate the internet regarding Shetland Sheepdog ears AND Collie ears. They are taped the same way and there are many websites that can help you.
    Answered by wywildfire - 3/31/2011 12:51:55 PM
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This is not abnormal. From what I understand, the flop as it were, is highly sought in the AKC world or the competitions if you will. I have had two sheltie's, which were undesireables because they didn't have the flop. Just love your dog the way it is
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/13/2011 7:12:37 PM


The preferred sheltie ear should tip the top 1/3. If one is standing straight up, you may roll it to the inside & tape it using Japanese ear tape, or may glue it with hair extension glue. You may work with the ears up until a year old, then they are set as they will be. They may come back up at 5 months or when they begin teething. Here is a site that will help you.http://wicketsbymel.com/cart/SubGluingEars.pdf
    Answered by bdhairdy1234 - 5/12/2011 8:18:38 AM


It can be common; usually the ears both stand up on a sheltie when she is a bit older.
    Answered by timmysfriends - 6/29/2011 4:26:41 PM