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Havanese ears sticking up!

We adopted a little puppy girl from a breeder back in early December 2010 when she was approximately 12 weeks old. Her baby picture taken around 6 weeks old shows her ears down along the side of her face like all the Havanese pictures on this site. Ever since we got her, her ears would stick up (kinda like a Yorkie). I don't know if she is just trying to gather it all in and listening intensely and eventually her ears would be like other Havanese or if she is not a pure breed as the breeder lead us to believe. She is an awesome dog and the family just loves her and spoils her. Just curious if the ear thing is normal. Thanks!
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was you dog sold to you regestured AKC I have only had two Havanese but I have never herd of one that the ears go up.

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I thought I remembered seeing pictures of a dog with ears like that as a puppy-I think they went down when the dog got a little older.

Anyone with a better memory than me?

No matter what, it sounds like you have a great dog

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I thought I remembered seeing pictures of a dog with ears like that as a puppy-I think they went down when the dog got a little older.

Anyone with a better memory than me?

No matter what, it sounds like you have a great dog
That one's ears don't stand STRAIGHT up any more, but they look more like the ears on a Kerry Blue or a collie, where the ear stands up but the tip droops down. (I'm sure the weight of the hair helps) Whether these dogs are not pure bred or whether it is just a conformation flaw is impossible to say without more information from and about the breeder. One way or the other, if they are good pets, that's all that matters to their new owners!


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Its not really common for them to stand up and its hard to say for sure if your breeder lied, are there other non hav traits?

I would probably be mad if someone sold me a mix breed as a full breed, just for the fact that there was dishonesty involved, but you could always look up the parents and verify those facts..

The important thing is, of course, that you think she's awesome and she's loved to pieces

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My mother's havanese had it's ears down when she got him at 12 weeks old. I'm not sure when, but they started standing up and stayed up for about a month or two maybe longer, I don't really remember. The vet said he had seen it happen when some dogs are teething and they would go back down they did and they have stayed down now for 5 years. So, it may not be something to worry about at all.

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DiamondDave, can you post pictures so we can all see your cutie please?
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I had a maltese that had normal ears until it was older, then one went up and stayed up. I also have a neice who has a bichonpoo that was on sale because one ear went up. Now it has two normal ears. The one ear was up for about a year before it went down.
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I am having troubles trying to upload a picture of Sadie to my profile so everyone can see her cute ears. I get "upload file fail" even when I compress the picture so the file size is less than 64kb. Operator error or are others having the same problem?
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try just uploading within this thread and see if that works. Use the manage attachments button below and it will open a dialogue box from which to navigate.
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