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Floppy ears

Post by BlossomB » Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:42 pm

Hey all!

I know that the breeding standard for a tamaskan is for the dog to have ears that stand up. Has there ever been a tamaskan with floppy ears, though?

I am getting my first tam (yey!!) from saxon's last litter before retiring frigg a, and in early pictures, Samson's ears were up. However, at 10 weeks, they are back down. I've heard puppy ears will fall back down when teething, but I just wanted to ask and see when the ears should start to come back up.

I won't get my puppy until 2 weeks (may 9) but here are some pictures that Ann and Pete sent.

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Re: Floppy ears

Post by BlossomB » Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:49 pm

I guess it would help if the pictures actually attached :D
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Re: Floppy ears

Post by Wolfsbane » Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:52 pm

Don't worry, they will get back up :)
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Re: Floppy ears

Post by BlossomB » Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:54 pm

Okay good :)

Ahh, thank you!! :D Yes, I am more than excited to get him :)!!


But I still am curious, has there ever been a tamaskan in any of the TDR litters with "soft" ears? I know that curly tails are a slightly more common breed standard deviation, but wasn't sure about the ears

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Re: Floppy ears

Post by Miran » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:33 pm

I kniw some had have that the ears came up a bit late but non that had real floppy ears

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Re: Floppy ears

Post by Booma » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:17 pm

I think his ears just look pricked in the first photos because of how he is holding his head. Dw they are on their way up though.

My dog has a litter mate that had floppy ears. He still had them at 4/5ish months, unfortunately Noone knows where he ended up, so I don't know if they ever went up or stayed floppy.
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Re: Floppy ears

Post by BlossomB » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:28 am

Oh okay :)

Hmm now I'm curious! Too bad you don't know where he is :(

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Re: Floppy ears

Post by Booma » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:10 am

this is willie nelson at 4 1/2 months old. it looks like one of his ears is up, but its just because he had been running around when the photo was taken. this is one of the last photos seen of him, noone knows where he went.
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Re: Floppy ears

Post by BlossomB » Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:55 pm

He's so cute!!!!! And fluffy!!! Well that's interesting, but for some reason soft ears kind of match him! Anyway, that's sad that his whereabouts are unknown :(

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Re: Floppy ears

Post by Hawthorne » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:19 pm

There were one or two pups from J&J that had soft ears. They would have been from a Ruby x Jethro litter.
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Re: Floppy ears

Post by BlossomB » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:46 am

That litter was a long whole ago, right?

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Re: Floppy ears

Post by balto13 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:41 pm

Hawthorne wrote:There were one or two pups from J&J that had soft ears. They would have been from a Ruby x Jethro litter.
are you talking about ginger? if so, her ears are up now

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Post by HiTenshi16 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:08 pm

From doing the MyDogDNA, it was found that Zelda carries the gene for floppy ears. I am curious to know what other Tamaskans may carry this, and from which of her parents she inherited it from.
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"Ear erectness (pricked ears versus floppy ears) - T/C - The dog is heterozygous for this variant. This means that it carries one copy of a genetic variant typically associated with floppy ears and one copy typically associated with pricked ears..."
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Re: Floppy ears

Post by BlossomB » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:55 am

No way Jo! So if you mate Zelda with a tam that also has the recessive trait, we may get some floppy eared pups :D

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Re: Floppy ears

Post by Katlin » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:43 am

BlossomB wrote:No way Jo! So if you mate Zelda with a tam that also has the recessive trait, we may get some floppy eared pups :D
Not sure if that's a good thing. I for one, wouldn't like to see floppy ears entering the breed.
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Post by HiTenshi16 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:54 am

BlossomB wrote:No way Jo! So if you mate Zelda with a tam that also has the recessive trait, we may get some floppy eared pups :D
That may happen, but I am going to make sure that any stud she is mated with does not also carry it and from there I will test the pups. I would not want to see an adult Tamaskan with floppy ears.
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Re: Floppy ears

Post by BlossomB » Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:11 am

I understand. It just made me laugh because it would take an awesome wolf-looking dog and give it a more innocent image, in my opinion :P I can't see a tamaskan dog breeder wanting to pass on genes that were far off from the tamaskan breed standard

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Re: Floppy ears

Post by Hawthorne » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:06 pm

balto13 wrote:
Hawthorne wrote:There were one or two pups from J&J that had soft ears. They would have been from a Ruby x Jethro litter.
are you talking about ginger? if so, her ears are up now
I don't know the dog's names. But they finally went to new homes at about a year old. They had floppy ears even then.
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Re: Floppy ears

Post by Hawthorne » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:08 pm

HiTenshi16 wrote:
BlossomB wrote:No way Jo! So if you mate Zelda with a tam that also has the recessive trait, we may get some floppy eared pups :D
That may happen, but I am going to make sure that any stud she is mated with does not also carry it and from there I will test the pups. I would not want to see an adult Tamaskan with floppy ears.
I agree we don't want floppy ears but I don't think you need to go to that extreme. If you breed her to a male who has erect ears and you get some floppy eared pups, send the floppy eared pups to pet homes. I wouldn't limit my breeding in this way.
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