How To Tape My Yorkshire Terrier Puppys Ears

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When seeing my first Yorkies for sale I could haven’t imagined what a small intellectual puppy that Yorkies can be. A Yorky puppy is not only intelligent but stunning at the same time. With regards to your Yorkies ears, nearly all Yorkies ears will stand up when your Yorkie is 6 to 8 weeks old, contingent on the length and weight of the ear. The larger the ear, the longer it’ll take for them to stand up. Also the thicker the ear leather and the longer the ear, the chances are that your Yorkies ears will require assistance in standing upright. When buying a Yorkie puppy, it is best to find Yorkshire Terrier puppys for sale that already have their ears up.

If they are not up, one place to begin is very carefully shave your Yorkies ears. This helps as it prevents the ear from being weighed down from the hair. Shear one half to at least one third of the way down your puppy’s ear, shaving with the grain of the hair. Never shave against the grain of the hair. Shave both the front side and the rear side of the ear. Be very careful not to cut the puppies ear in the process as the ear leather can be quite thin and will bleed a lot if cut into. Using a small clipper made with a smaller blade is best for this task. They are similar in size to mustache trimmers. And naturally always have someone to help in holding the puppy during this process. When shaved correctly, the portion of the ear that is shaved should resemble the shape of a V, with the tip of the ear representing the bottom of this V shape.

If at 12 weeks old your Yorkie puppy’s ears are still not standing upright, then the next thing to do along with the shaving of the ear would be to tape your Yorkies ear upright. Start by utilizing masking tape and tape each ear first individually. Fold the ear into itself vertically with a tip at the top. Place the masking tap around the middle of the ear to keep the ear in this position. Be sure to leave an opening at the base of the ear as to let the inside of your puppy ears breath. Once that is done to each ear, keeping the ears positioned correctly and centered, tape the ears together with masking tape.

Remove the tape every 4 days or so, if the ears are standing upright, leave the tape off and watch the ears closely to be sure they stay up. If they flop back down, or are not standing upright at all, follow the previous instruction and re-tape your Yorkies ears. Continue this procedure until the tape is removed and your Yorkshire Terriers puppy ears are up and stay up. If you are still in need of help with taping your puppy’s ears, contact your Yorkie breeders for further assistance.

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