Bateared ACD Questions

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  1. James Thorne

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    Bateared ACD

    I have an ACD with ears that are larger than they should be at 3 months. I was told that he would grow into them. Is that likely? When i pull the tip down it covers his eye past the lower lid.
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    Can you please send a picture of him so that someone who might know the breed, which I do not, can possibly give you some advice?
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    This is him. Cute huh?

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    Cute most definitely.

    I'm not too familiar with this breed but if you put Australian Cattle Dog puppy into the search engine and look at the images, his ears look fine :)
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    A really cute ACD puppy, and I would just be thankful that his ears are up!
    I'm sure that they will suit him perfectly by the time your boy reaches maturity.
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    Cute? Adorable!
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    Well i guess i will postpone the templates and superglue. Thanks.
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    No, I was just wondering if the dog will grow into his ears as was suggested to me?
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    So what was your previous post
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    That was just a poor reference as to how they remodel dogs ears like in the great dane or doberman breeds, in the past.
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    Are you hoping to show him?
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    I did not think that you would do it to your beautiful pup, but it puzzled me slightly! I hate, loathe and detest any form of ear-cropping or taping, and your pup has such adorable ears - just the sort that ask for ear-twiddles! :)
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    Lol - they do look big on him but very cute. I'm sure he will grow into them. My puppy (mutt breed) has very large, hairy, floppy ears that look weird on him. Too. I suspect he will grow into them as well.
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    I just hoped that a breeder might be able to tell me if heelers sometimes get big ears at 3-4 months then as they mature the ears become more normal in relation to their heads just as their mussels continue to elongate for some time. I have had 4 heelers before this one and never had one develop such large ears so i was surprised when i saw how large they look in some of his photos. I am sure he will learn to live with them though. It will be harder for everyone if he doesn't respond appropriately to housetraining.
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    They are very much a minority breed over here. You might be better asking his breeder, he/she should know what is in his bloodline.
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    It was suggested that he would grow into them but i would be more comfortable with a 2nd opinion. I was also told they were the smartest of dogs only to learn from several other opinions online that they are the 10th most intelligent breed. oh well, the dog may be not the sharpest knife in the drawer that i anticipated. the cat isn't all that impressed either.
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    All dogs are individual James so the breeds we think of as laid back and slow can turn out to be hyperactive little demons and vice versa.

    Love the dog you have and you won't go far wrong :)
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    I have a club-mate who farms, breed shows, does obedience, and works KC Working Trials to a fairly high standard. Dogs have to be bright to be able to do all this well. I have only known her have ACD's, but up to the latest, she has only had one at a time.

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