It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.


A forum for owners of the Siberian Husky.
 
HomeSearchRegisterRegisterLog in
Congratulations Nikita, Archer, and Cheyanne!, our November HOTM winners! HOTM Will Be Taking An Indefinite Break!
Husky of the Month
Congrats Nikita, Archer, and Cheyanne,
our November HOTM Winners!
Husky Cuddles!





Thanks to all for this month's entries!
Forum Rules
1. Here we prefer clarity to agreement. Obviously not everyone is going to agree on a topic; here we prefer to talk out our differences in a respectful manner to ensure mutual understanding and respect.
2. Read the Stickies and Announcements. Each sub-forum may have specific rules which trump the Forum Rules in cases where there may be conflicting information. Read the rules of each board before you post so that you are clear on the expectations of the staff.
3. Respect ALL Staff and Admins. These people volunteer of their time and MUST be respected as well as their word adhered to. They are responsible for maintaining a free, open, clear and organized forum. Anyone found to be openly undermining any official ruling by a staff member will be warned.
4. Signatures: One picture only and no links. Images: To keep the forum looking neat and tidy, we ask that members insert just one picture only in their signatures. The picture should be no more than 200x500 pixels and should be of an appropriate subject, for example, your dogs and their names. Should you need assistance creating an appropriate signature, please PM an Admin and we would be happy to help! This is to ensure that signatures remain a welcome addition to our forum instead of a cumbersome distraction. Links: Hyperlinks in signatures--unless to a personal blog or photo stream of your dogs (like Flckr or Piscasa, for example)--are strictly prohibited. Please PM a staff member with any questions or concerns regarding this rule.
Rescue Spotlight
Our current rescue spotlight is:

Delaware Valley Siberian Husky Rescue!

Top Dog Website Award Winner!

Top Website
for
Siberian

Huskys


Share
 

 floppy ears

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
steffiessoul
Newborn
Newborn
steffiessoul

Join date : 2013-05-23
Location : Fredericton, New Brunswick

floppy ears Empty
PostSubject: floppy ears   floppy ears EmptyFri May 24, 2013 2:22 pm

Hey everyone,
We are new here and I have spent so much time reading all of the posts and information about all kinds of topics that, honestly, the vet isn't nearly as helpful as you have all been!

I do have one question... for now, I am sure I will have more in the future...

Here it is... Our puppy Nanook who is almost 5 months old has really floppy soft ears. I have noticed in many pictures of young huskies that their ears have been floppy but by this age, they seem to have perked up and are standing up.

It has been suggested to us to give him minerals and/or calcium to correct it and we have also been told not to do anything because, depending on his genetic history, especially if it is a history of sled dogs, there may be some hound in him and that may explain his floppy ears....

Any ideas?....
Back to top Go down
steffiessoul
Newborn
Newborn
steffiessoul

Join date : 2013-05-23
Location : Fredericton, New Brunswick

floppy ears Empty
PostSubject: Re: floppy ears   floppy ears EmptyFri May 24, 2013 2:26 pm

here is a picture...

floppy ears Nanook12
Back to top Go down
Huskyluv
Resident Nutritional Bookworm
Huskyluv

Female Join date : 2009-06-23
Location : Huntsville, AL

floppy ears Empty
PostSubject: Re: floppy ears   floppy ears EmptyFri May 24, 2013 4:25 pm

Those ears don't look like they are going to stand up and I would expect them to be up by now if they were going to go up. Is he a rescue? That is not uncommon in husky mixes and I've seen many mixes that look just like him. And even if he's not a mix, it does happen every now and then even in purebred dogs. Besides, this makes him more unique and looks oh so much cuter. Wink

_________________
floppy ears Summer10
Back to top Go down
wpskier222
Senior
Senior
wpskier222

Female Join date : 2013-02-11
Location : NYC

floppy ears Empty
PostSubject: Re: floppy ears   floppy ears EmptyFri May 24, 2013 4:32 pm

I agree, I don't think they'll stand up either, and there isn't really anything you can do about it. I have never heard of someone using supplements to make a husky's ears stand up. He might have some hound in him, his body does look kind of long and sleek like a hound, but that could also just be the stage he's in as a puppy. The all grow at different rates, and have different awkward phases, but I'm pretty sure the ears aren't going anywhere. It's adorable though!
Back to top Go down
steffiessoul
Newborn
Newborn
steffiessoul

Join date : 2013-05-23
Location : Fredericton, New Brunswick

floppy ears Empty
PostSubject: Re: floppy ears   floppy ears EmptyFri May 24, 2013 4:35 pm

Smile we think he is pretty darn precious no matter what. No, he is not a rescue. Both of his parents are purebred huskies - we have no papers or anything so I suppose there is always potential for that not being the case. He is healthy and happy so that is all we really care about!

Thanks for the feedback!

Back to top Go down
steffiessoul
Newborn
Newborn
steffiessoul

Join date : 2013-05-23
Location : Fredericton, New Brunswick

floppy ears Empty
PostSubject: Re: floppy ears   floppy ears EmptyFri May 24, 2013 4:38 pm

Yes, he is long but I think that picture makes him look even longer. I love the floppy ears I just wanted to make sure he wasn't missing anything nutritionally. He sure is a lot of fun and is definitely the most outspoken in the house!
Back to top Go down
mbarnard0429
Senior
Senior
mbarnard0429

Female Join date : 2011-08-07
Location : Michigan

floppy ears Empty
PostSubject: Re: floppy ears   floppy ears EmptyFri May 24, 2013 7:45 pm

Yup those would be too heavy to stand up Smile He's a cutie.
Back to top Go down
https://www.facebook.com/mheath2
ljelgin
Senior
Senior
ljelgin

Female Join date : 2012-01-29
Location : Broken Arrow, OK

floppy ears Empty
PostSubject: Re: floppy ears   floppy ears EmptyFri May 24, 2013 8:51 pm

He is way too cute.. I have no idea on why his ears are not standing up or whether they will. I doesn't look like they will.
Back to top Go down
kelly foster ford
Puppy
Puppy
kelly foster ford

Female Join date : 2013-03-25
Location : Pickering Ontario

floppy ears Empty
PostSubject: Re: floppy ears   floppy ears EmptySat May 25, 2013 9:48 am

I would have to agree that they r not going to stand his ears look a little round at the top. Were there any other siblings that have the same ears? But he is just adorable!! Very Happy
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




floppy ears Empty
PostSubject: Re: floppy ears   floppy ears Empty

Back to top Go down
 

floppy ears

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

 Similar topics

-
» what the heck is going on with my zucchini, and my maters
» April 2011 in the PNW
» tulle or other row covers
» cilantro boy did I blow it
» Ideas for inexpensive corn protection?

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum :: Advice and Discussion Forums :: Medical Issues-