How To Tape Aussie Ears

by Jan Mhoon
(Hemet, Ca, USA)

HELP! HOW do I tape my Aussie's ears so they stay button ears for showing. I can't find any info on the other Aussie sites. Found info on boxer and mastiff ears, but not Australian Shepherd. I don't want to tape them wrong as she is such a gorgeous puppy with button ears. PLEASE can someone help me? Thanks Jan

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How to tape Aussie Ears
by: Anonymous

If you puppy is teething his ears will change. I suggest that you wait until he is a little older. If you don?t want to wait, take him to his vet, there is a special glue that they can put.

Taping Ears
by: Anonymous

I used a product called Tear Mender on a pup. The ears came out great.
I have since purchased another mini aussie. This breeder did not believe in gluing. Her belief is that if the ears are not correct naturally, the dog shouldn't be bred. After much thought, I am not gluing the new puppy's ears. This way, I will be sure not to breed a dog that might have a prick ear.

Minnie Aussie ears
by: Anonymous

You're taking advice from someone who breeds Minnie Aussies? Good luck with that. Minnies should not be breg. Period. The ears are the least of your worries.

Bully
by: Anonymous

Don't pick on the little guys. If your the bully your the inferior one.

Wow!
by: Rebecca

"You're taking advice from someone who breeds Minnie Aussies? Good luck with that. Minnies should not be breg. Period. The ears are the least of your worries."

I researched the Aussie quite extensively prior to getting one. Apperently, the breed always varied in size depending upon the required job. For sheep, they were small (our minis) and for cattle, they were bred bigger. Much the same has happened to the German Shepherd. They are much larger here in American. Please do research prior to stating your own opinions. Thank you.

Mini Aussie Ears
by: Anonymous

But Mini Aussies DO have more health problems as a general rule... I have the most gorgeous blue merle Aussie in the world and I'm just waiting for her ears to go forward. No taping, thank you! It's just not natural. Have good luck!!!!

Health problems???
by: Anonymous

Mini Aussies do not have many health problems at all. How do you get that they have tons of health problems. To the person who said good luck with advice with someone who breeds them... Why shouldn't they be bred. They are one of the most wonderful dogs out there. Do you even own one?

Mini Aussies
by: Anonymous

If you don't know... Mini aussies are officially a breed now. SOOOOOO take the mini aussie breeders advice, they happen to know what they are doing.

Other breeds have MAJOR health issues, doesn't make the owner a bad advice giver.

mini aussies vs standards
by: Anonymous

They are one in the same. Mini's have no more or less health issues than the standards. The difference is the "quality" mini breeders are DNA testing for known issues in the breed and taking those dogs out of their program.
Just like the standard breeders there are good and unfortunately bad breeders. The breeders of the mini's have just concentrated on selective breeding to bring the size down. It started with two breeders in California.
Mini Aussie breeders are responsible caring breeders, with the betterment of the dogs in their best interest.
But like any other breed you need to be careful who you purchase from. Do your homework!
Yes some of the mini's ears tend to stand, but some of the standards have a tendency to as well if not bred properly. If you have a nice dog otherwise, there is no harm in gluing or taping, but I would seriously consider whether to use that line in my program.

Minis
by: Anonymous

Minis are a separate breed as different breeds of dogs including the Australian shepherd were used to crate the minis. With that being cleared up. The breed is very nice, and cute, but not an Australian Shepherd, same as a collie is an Australian shepherd, and a German shepherd is not an Australian Shepherd.

Tape and glue ears holds the ears in place while the puppy is teething. If a dog is going to have prick ears, taping and gluing may not have any affect, as you Shelty breeders, they'll tell you.

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