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After having a chat with Dannie on Sunday, I realised that Freddy's ears have blown slightly in his puppyhood. I never even KNEW Schnauzer ears did this as they grew, so when she suggested gluing them down, I jumped on it! Now I'm wondering how to go about it. I looked on the Britmor website and she does gluing hair to hair or making a tape cilinder around the ears (like a toilet roll that's had an ear pulled through?). I'm wondering which would be best. I'm posing pictures tomorrow of her stacked (been to blooming rainy to do it so far) so you can see more accurately how they are, but even now when she looks up at me and 'smiles' her ears fall a little like Freddy's do.
sorry you hve misunderstood me a little! freddie's ears will change no amount through glueing now! they are set as they are but maisy's may benefit from gluing or taping if they start to fly.just watch them. they may not ever need touching-Kolo's have never been glued but freya's were. each dog is different.
:p Nope. If her ears go the same way as Freds I won't be able to show her, her ears need to be envelopes for confirmation as oppose to wings! I LOVE big, floppy ears, like Freddy's, but they won't qualify her for Crufts, LOL! I promise you it doesn't hurt at all, and I will let them off for a bit so her ears can breathe. ;)
It's pretty vague - I'm thinking I either use tape as a tube around the ear to create a crease in the middle? Either that or tape them into place by the inner ear tip as forward as possible so it's nice and tight. Who did you get to do yours, Dannie? Do you go to a groomer to do it or a vet or a breeder?
Mitch - its for showing, the ears need to be folded over and taping/gluing is one way of allowing the ears to develop and grow in such a manner that the tendons and muscles allow the ear to fall how it is supposed to. If the ear is a smidge small then it has a tendancy to lift and make your schnauzer look like a fruit bat - not ideal for the showring. It doesn't hurt the dog and has no affect on them - just makes them look like schnauzers. I suppose you could think of it as slightly extreme grooming.
Cara and Mo, two black mini's and Molly a black & white Heinz 57 all served by Elaine, the cook, poop picker, and chief toy thrower. I live by the Mini Schnauzer code; when in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout!