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At what age
« on: August 21, 2009, 10:30:19 AM »
can you tell approx what the pup will look like as an adult?  Kaycee's only 9 weeks, so I was curious to find out how much longer she'll change until we get an idea of what she'll end up like. :)  Also, Kaycee's ears currently lay pretty nicely, but do their ears change as they grow up too? Is it possible she may end up with the "wonky" ears?

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Re: At what age
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2009, 10:37:11 AM »
At around 8 weeks is when they will start to look like they will as adults .  As for her ears...well it depends on what type of ear leather she has (heavier ears lay better).  However, there are several things you can do to get them to lay flatter if her ears start to wonk out.  These include massaging and taping (there are threads here about them).
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Re: At what age
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2009, 10:40:59 AM »
can you tell approx what the pup will look like as an adult?

If you know the line and know what to look for, most of the time the magic age is 8 wks (some breeders prefer to look at them around 6-7 wks and for some, 12 wks seems to be the magic number). Otherwise, you won't know until she's mature. A look at mom and dad can give a bit of a clue though.

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Also, Kaycee's ears currently lay pretty nicely, but do their ears change as they grow up too? Is it possible she may end up with the "wonky" ears?

Yes and yes. They tend to do some weird things during teething. However, it seems the less wonky they go during teething, the higher the chance the ears will return to normal after teething. You can help them along by taping and/or massaging them into the correct position when/if they start to "fly". :)
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Re: At what age
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2009, 10:44:10 AM »
Yep - they say that around 8 weeks is when you can get a good gauge on what they'll look like (propotionately) as an adult.  After that, they start going through a lot of crazy growth phases....skinny phases, gangly/giraffe phases, etc.

Also - ears often go wonky during teething.  Massaging them during this stage may help to make sure they don't stay wonky permanently.  You can also tape them to help; however, neither method is fool-proof.  
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Re: At what age
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2009, 10:52:43 AM »
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Re: At what age
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2009, 02:06:40 PM »
Ok thanks everyone!  I'll read the posts on the massage for her ears.