Aussie ears

Brian RBrian R Posts: 19Member
edited 20 October, 2014 in Australian Shepherd
This morning I noticed something different about Myla. Her left ear flops over her head like a German Shepherd puppies (before they go straight up- think its called Prick ears). I put some pictures on Myla's profile (at the bottom) and I was wondering if anyone know if her one ear was going to go straight up? Its definitely doing something weird lol. Does anyone elses Aussie have ears that did this? Sorry for all the questions I'm just trying to learn as much as I can from other Aussie owners. And I can't seem to find much online about it other than she could have a "Prick Ear". Any thoughts? Thanks :)


  • Kelly BrownKelly Brown QLDPosts: 10,991Member
    edited 8 August, 2008
    :-h:-h Her ears look very cute:c9 Some Aussies ears do tend to prick....and it looks like this will happen to your little baby. Unless she's show quality, there's really no need to be concerned;)
  • Brian RBrian R Posts: 19Member
    edited 8 August, 2008
    Thanks for the response :) I won't be showing her, I was just really caught off guard by it. I guess I just assumed her ears would be like her parents, I guess its true what they say about assuming ;) She's still my special girl and I love her all the same :D I'm just wondering if they'll stay side ways lol BTW Rusty sure is a cutie!
  • Kelly BrownKelly Brown QLDPosts: 10,991Member
    edited 8 August, 2008
    The sideways ears (rose ears), are also fine =] My Rusty has them, and I think they are so cute:c9 After looking at many pictures of Dogster Aussies, I've seen that Aussies can have any type of ear:))
  • Brian RBrian R Posts: 19Member
    edited 8 August, 2008
    Thanks again! I took Myla to the vet today for a check-up and deworming. And I asked him about her ear and he agreed 100% with you. He used to raise Aussies and said he felt measures like taping and gluing were unnecessary and in most cases can get infected. So just leave them be was his suggestion. So we are just leaving them alone, however they turn out they will be just as unique as she is. :D I love Rusty's ears they look so cute in his pictures, I would not mind at all if her ears were like that!:c9
  • Shauna NicoleShauna Nicole DeltonaPosts: 200Member
    edited 9 August, 2008
    My little girls ears are flopped over, but are more pricked then usual. Both her parents had high set but flopped over ears, but either way I think she's gorgeous. Your pup is beautiful as well! Her coloring is really pretty, I love blue merles! That's why I got the pup I have. :o)
  • alyssa redmorealyssa redmore longmontPosts: 78Member
    edited 9 August, 2008
    when i was teething my ears did funny things, and my mommy had the same questions. as you can see, they flopped in the end... although i can get them both standing straight up like a rabbit if i\'m really excited. ~a~ no worries!
  • Sherry BodinSherry Bodin Hood CanalPosts: 2,746Member
    edited 10 August, 2008
    Maggie's ears used to be nice tight Aussie ears...but by the time she hit 8 months they began to stand up to be more "prick" like. Now she should have two prick ears...but one is bent over from scar tissue. But I think with pricked ears they show more expression - they can be up, back, out to the side, or forward :D
  • ashley gillashley gill Posts: 526Member
    edited 24 August, 2008
    Desoto\'s parents had flop ears and so did he for the first three months. Then they whent straight up. When he was teething one flopped back over, and now at 8 months they are both clearly pricked. And he has grown into them. My camera got lost when I moved so his profile picks show his awkward antena ear stage:))
  • Alex EngleAlex Engle Posts: 57Member
    edited 25 August, 2008
    Indy's ears are doing the same thing. He looks at me and his left one will be up like a german shepherd pup's. I don't mind though. His parents were both to standard with ears and all that. I just think it makes him look unique. I also think he's been hanging around my girlfriend's GSD too much!
  • Jamie SmithJamie Smith SouthPosts: 64Member
    edited 30 August, 2008
    Tucker\'s ears used to do the same thing. I would wake up in the morning to see one ear standing up straight, the next time I would see him the other one would be but not the one before. They would always mix up. I personally think its adorable:D But Tucker\'s ears didn\'t stay like that for long, maybe a week or so. I read it happens a lot when your puppy is teething
  • Deidre ArentDeidre Arent Posts: 1Member
    edited 28 October, 2010
    Im really glad you posted this and someone answered. My aussie, Nailah wound up with up ears and at first I thought the person I bought her from lied to me about her being purebread (not that it matters) but I googled pictures of australian shepherds and I didnt find any pictures of an Australian Shepherd with up ears. Thank you for posting!
  • Ayla ScoletAyla Scolet rochesterPosts: 2Member
    edited 5 January, 2014
    Hi there my 2 month old Kiara, her right ear has been standing up all day long today and the left one is still flopped over...does that mean that her ears will be "prick" ears?
  • Jess DavisJess Davis Posts: 833Member
    edited 5 January, 2014
    Sounds like she's gearing up for pricked ears, yeah. What did her dam/sire have? Any prick ears in her recent heritage?
  • Sherry BodinSherry Bodin Hood CanalPosts: 2,746Member
    edited 12 January, 2014
    Ears are a hoot! I wish I had gotten pictures of the few days when Tika's stood up and she had huge bat wings on her head, they folded after a few days though and went through various folds before settling where they are. Sadly just looking at the parents anymore can be misleading as tape seems to be a popular fix (even in pet only dogs) to get the button look to the ears.
  • Haley MorganHaley Morgan Posts: 1Member
    edited 20 October, 2014
    When Kashmir was a puppy her ears were down. At about 4 to 6 months old it started with just one ear pricking upward then shortly thereafter, the other one followed. At first she looked really awkward but now she's grown into them. I think she looks beautiful however, I did find it odd that her ears stood up because I had only seen Aussies with down ears.
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