Miniature Schnauzer Questions

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Miniature Schnauzer Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 6/5/2006
My mini Schnauzer is 6 months old and his ears are not standing up at all, they flop over at the base, is this normal?

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6/7/06 Has his ears been cropped? If not some wont stand at all. I have one that her ears are not cropped and she has great ears that fold over at the base. Most people who dont have them cropped want them to fold at the base. Its better then them sticking straight up if they are not cropped. Sheila
Spring Valley Miniature Schnauzers
8/18/06 The natural ears should fold over just like they did when you picked him/her up from the breeders. Some pups have more muscle control and as they get older their ears start doing quirky things like standing up, one up one down, going backwards, etc.. If you want your pups ears to stay folded over you can start massaging the crease to train the cartilage. This should be done daily starting as young as 4-8 weeks old and continuing until all the adult teeth are in. The other choice is if you want them to stand up you can pay a vet to crop them. Most vets crop between the ages of 8-14 weeks. Most vets charge from 150 in some parts of the country to 300 in others. Ive had several people tell me they love the quirky ears and that it gives them more personality. ~Best Wishes Traci Ludwigs
Ludwigs Mini Schnauzers