Some German shepherd puppies ears stand up as early as 7-9 weeks
old. Do not be alarmed if your pup's ears don't stand until 5-6
months of age. Unusually larger ears may even take longer.
some cases German shepherd puppies ears never stand. This is called
"soft ear". Soft ears are a genetic inheritance. Sometimes taping
can be successful.
Dogs with soft ears should not be bred even if taping is
It is a major disqualification in the show ring.
If the ears stand up but wiggle at the tips when the dog is
running. This is identified as "friendly ears". Friendly ears
are not a disqualification in any means but is not pleasing to