Sheltie Ears Training Tips So if I find a lovely dog with a good pedigree but prick ears, I do what I can to train the ear properly. FTC required Disclaimer: I receive commissions for purchases made through commercial links on this website in addition to selling from my own eStore.
Dec 22, 2013 · As a Sheltie owner and breeder I have never known any of my Sheltie breeder friends able to tip an adult Shelties ears. By the time a Sheltie is a year old and has not had any work done towards tipping a prick ear, the cartiledge is far too tough to ever bend over into a nice looking "tip".Status: Open.
Sheltie expression is greatly enhanced by ear training. The proper Sheltie ear is 2/3 erect, with the top 1/3 tipping forward. This look can be achieved with the use of ear tape, moleskin, leather adhesive, and several other products, available locally, or on the internet.
Aug 14, 2011 · It's mostly a cosmetic thing, done to adhere to the breed standards. According to Wikipedia, "To conform to the breed standards, the Shelties' ears should bend slightly or "tip", this contributes to the 'proper Sheltie expression.' The ear is to have the top third to .