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We were on a waiting list for both of the ones we really wanted and today I got booked in to both!! YAY! So happy!

Oh -- and on another note -- what do you do regarding your pups ears?? Do you pluck hair? The breeder said to do it and the groomer said not to. *confused*
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We were on a waiting list for both of the ones we really wanted and today I got booked in to both!! YAY! So happy!

Oh -- and on another note -- what do you do regarding your pups ears?? Do you pluck hair? The breeder said to do it and the groomer said not to. *confused*
I think it depends on how this the hair is, and whether it bothers the dog. I don't pluck Kodi's ears, and he has never had a problem.


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On the other side of the coin, Tyler has had his ears plucked all his life (almost 16 years) and has never had an ear problem either. I guess you'll have to make the decision and see how it goes. Each dog is different. Glad you got the vet and groomer you wanted. Good luck with them both.


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My vet explained that it depends on how much hair the dog has in the ear. Kallie doesn't have a lot, so my vet said she'll probably never have to have it plucked.

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I trim back the hair and pull out the lose hairs about every other month, but don't "pluck" the hairs per say... I prefer that air can flow in and around her ear canals. She had a nasty, NASTY yeast ear infection when she was a pup, before I knew what I was doing and "assumed" the groomer was doing everything that was needed to keep her healthy...

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We see the vet before we see the groomer, so I will ask his advice and go from there. Thanks all!!
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I started pulling loose hair after Marlowe got a yeast infection. He's got a ton of hair in there and keeping it clear I think helps keep future infections at bay.
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I trim back the hair and pull out the lose hairs about every other month, but don't "pluck" the hairs per say... I prefer that air can flow in and around her ear canals. She had a nasty, NASTY yeast ear infection when she was a pup, before I knew what I was doing and "assumed" the groomer was doing everything that was needed to keep her healthy...
Kodi had yeast infection as a puppy too, but the vet told me that because puppy ear canals are much smaller than adult dogs, this isn't uncommon. (just like small children tend to get ear infections, but grow out of them as they get bigger) Kodi has never had another one, even though we don't pluck.

As Mary said, I think it really depends on the dog. It's a judgement call you need to make with the help of your vet.


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