The Golden Retriever, year after year, has been ranked as one of the most popular dog breeds in America. This is not surprising, as they are generally very calm and gentle. They could fit into almost any family as they are easy to train. They love children and generally go out of their way to please their humans. For many people, this undemanding creature who just wants to please makes the perfect pet. National Golden Retriever Day was started by Kristen Shroyer in memory of her Golden Retriever, «Quincy,» who lost her battle with cancer at age seven.
The Golden Retriever originated in Scotland and, as the name suggests, was a hunting dog. In the early 1800s, Scottish residents needed to develop a dog for hunting in marshy bogs. He needed excellent catching ability, a soft mouth (capable of retrieving birds without harming them) and a love of water. By crossing his best Water Spaniels with Retrievers, the Golden Retriever was developed. Golden Retrievers have a double coat of hair that protects them when they swim in cold water to retrieve birds. Their feet are also webbed to increase their swimming ability.
The second theory is to stop posting after the teething stage. Dobies often have their ears cropped when their primary teeth fall out and permanent ones come in to replace them. The teething process makes rounds on the poor dog’s body. He deprives him of calcium. The effect is felt up to the ear. The cropped ear tends to droop a bit during this time. Sometimes the ears would stand upright for a few days only to droop back down. Also, one ear can behave as it should while the other ear droops. Parents understandably freak out when they see this.
However, you don’t have to be. Just keep posting and retesting until you get past the initial stage. After the teething stage, the chance of the ear falling back is very low. Of course, you want to check if the results are pleasing even after teething. Otherwise, you might end up disappointed.
Fewer ear infections
One of the most common underlying causes of an ear infection is excessive moisture (source). Ear trimming and placement procedures will open up the ear and dramatically increase airflow into the ear canal. This can lead to an overall drier ear and potentially fewer ear infections.
A 2012 study of dogs in Nova Scotia showed that the prevalence of ear infections in lop-eared dogs was significantly higher than in prick-eared dogs. In the dogs studied, 17.8% of dogs with «pendant ears» (i.e., floppy ears) were diagnosed with one type of ear infection, while only 12.8% of dogs with prick ears were. were (source).
Doberman Ear Bandaging Videos
Here are three videos to help you see what is involved in bandaging Doberman ears, and so you can learn how to do it yourself with confidence. Or your vet may have a new, more effective method that you can follow.
After watching these videos, you may decide that ear maintenance is too much work and decide to leave your ear floppy naturally. Remember that the ears need to be reattached every other day, or when they get dirty, wet, or start to droop. Yes, it takes a long time and requires a lot of patience. It’s okay to go for an ear crop if you’re not committed to the aftercare. You must know what you are getting yourself into.