3 month old puppy who just had his ears taped
TAPING CROPPED MINIATURE SCHNAUZER EARS
To crop or not to crop?
The Miniature Schnauzer is supposed to be ear cropped according to the American Kennel Club breed standard. You can still show a dog that's uncropped, but it is usually easier to show a dog that is cropped. The ears does change the appearance of the dog quite a bit as seen on the picture above. The two mini schnauzers in the picture are the same age, but clearly shows the difference with or without cropped ears (the miniature schnauzer on the left has natural (uncropped ears), then one on the right has cropped ears).
How to tape cropped ears so that they will stand correctly
Usually the ears will not stand correctly right after having been cropped. The clue is to keep the cartilage of the ear straight pointing upwards instead of flopping over the head, to the right or to the left.
our great ear-tape here!
you fold the ear there
are three parts but only two folds: one for the front curving fold (1)
The goal is to fold the ear so that the cartilage is held stable.
Practice is essential! It will not usually look like the picture on the first try. If it doesn't look right, remove the tape and start over again.
Keep the tape on for a few days at the time, then cut it off and let it breathe for 1 day before you tape the ears again. It is especially important to tape the ears while the puppy loses baby teeth and develops it's permanent set of adult teeth (usually around the age of 4 months).
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