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BstnTerr4Me wrote at 2007-08-08 09:01:57
Again DLee needs more experience with Boston Terriers. Some pure breed boston terriers can have problems with their ears standing up. Do Not tape them or anything else cause this can cause or damage blood vessels in the ears and then they wont stand up on their own at all. Most likely the ears will stand up on their own when ready.


Alicia wrote at 2008-12-31 02:24:45
Boston Terriers can have flopped over ears, sometimes they are not strong enough to stand. And just because they don't stand does not mean they are not pure, my boston terrier is pure and his ears do not fully stand.


nonya wrote at 2009-07-23 01:05:05
you have no clue as to what you're talking about. A purebred Boston's ears can be floppy, and there is in fact different sizes although not officially "in the rule book". I've been breeding AKC registered Bostons for years now and, yes, there is such a thing as taping a Boston's ears.


Boston mom wrote at 2015-11-23 00:03:27
Even pure bred Boston's ears may stay floppy. I've been the owner of 5 Bostons. Most Bostons' ears will straighten up by 4 or 5 months old. However, one of my Bostons' stayed floppy. When she was 6 months old I asked the vet about it and was informed that it could be due to a vitamin/mineral deficiency. A change in diet could help. Taping is possible but only early on. By 6 months it was too late. That said, I probably wouldn't have bothered anyway. She looks adorable just the way she is.  


Boston mom wrote at 2015-11-23 00:03:46
Even pure bred Boston's ears may stay floppy. I've been the owner of 5 Bostons. Most Bostons' ears will straighten up by 4 or 5 months old. However, one of my Bostons' stayed floppy. When she was 6 months old I asked the vet about it and was informed that it could be due to a vitamin/mineral deficiency. A change in diet could help. Taping is possible but only early on. By 6 months it was too late. That said, I probably wouldn't have bothered anyway. She looks adorable just the way she is.  


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