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01-24-2013, 04:42 PM
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He does look to have a pocket in that left ear...are you using bumpers?
It's not the bell that pockets, it's the skin in the middle of the ear right about where it meets the head, this should be straight like the rest of the ear, but if you look it is probably "bumping" out away from the head which is the pocket which tips the rest of the ear in.
Here are a few pics of member domina's puppy to show you where a pocket it/where to put the bumper
(the link will take you straight to the post I made in her thread) Advice Needed Please!!!
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01-24-2013, 05:22 PM
Location: St. Francis, MN
Dogs Name: Delta, Ava, Grace, Draco, and Reva
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The one ear does want to lean in a little more than the other. There may be a small pocket where the ear attaches to the top of the skull (see the link Sam posted). The pocket causes the ear to lean over the head, when ideally you want the inside edge of the ear either straight up or slightly tipped out.
That said, your boy also seems to have a pretty high ear set. A high ear set will naturally bring the ears up over the head more, and in my experience you can end up with one or both ears that has a tendency to lean in more than desired. It isn't exactly pockets that are causing the issue, but I fix them the same way. I make sure the ear is stretched up nicely onto the post so it isn't "slouching". I also won't brace the ears or do it very loosely. I even did one where I braced the ears out. If at any time the post starts to lean in at all, it comes out.
ETA: There is also a bit of an optical illusion as the tip on the left ear isn't as straight as the right, which gives it the appearance of leaning more than it is.
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01-24-2013, 05:54 PM
Location: SW Michigan
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It's a little pocket. Repost with bumpers and make sure you stretch the ear up good and re-post if ears start to sag at the base. Otherwise they are looking great!
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