Papillon Q&A

My male Papillion puppy is around 23 weeks old.Training and kitty container training is both going great. 5 days ago, after sleeping in his crate, I noticed his right ear was drooping. I took him to the Vet, to rule out mites or infection. All was fine, my Vet suggested I cut the hair off around the ear to cut back on the weight, but that isn't helping. Has anyone else had this problem and is it permanent? Is he doomed to have one erect ear and one droopy ear? The breeder has good quality puppies and the parents of mine are champion show dogs.

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Probably just from sleeping on that side too much. I have the same problem with my 5 1/2 year old female papillon.

When dogs are teething or in heat, their ears can droop but will return upright.

I have an 8 month old papillon male that has HUGE ears. When he was little, his ears drooped so badly that I really thought they would never stand up. I searched the net and found and article that stated that they could get calcium deficiency during teething that could keep their ears from standing up. The article suggested putting cottage cheese in their food. I started doing this and in a very short time, his ears picked up and they are just perfect now.

Our Papillon had droopy ear from birth. Actually it's very endearing and she doesn't seem to suffer any detrimental effects from it.

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