Biewer Terrier puppies are born with floppy ears that start standing up as they get older. During the first few months of their life, Biewer puppy ears have not yet developed the necessary cartilage and muscle strength to stand up on their own. We tape our puppy’s ears so ideally, they are standing nicely, by the time the puppies leave to their new homes.
Unshaved hair, travel or stress, teathing, dehydration, and other factors can cause your puppy’s ears to flop down. We recorded 2 videos for you to show you how to shave and tape them up if they flopped down.
We recommend using the Nexcare Flexible Clear Tape. You can order the tape on Amazon here. We also recommend the Bravura Mini Trimmer to shave the hair off the puppy ears before you tape them. Please remove the tape at least every 3 days and clean the ear with rubbing alcohol. If they flop down again, even after just a few hours, repeat the taping process for another 3 days.
It is very common that Biewer ears flop down again once the puppy is about 5-6 months old and going through a teething period. We recommend taping them during that time again. Strengthening the cartilage in your puppy’s ears through the use of dietary supplements can be helpful – but there’s no solid data on whether this will work. We found that chew toys and bully sticks support muscle training a lot!
There are several other methods that involve hair extension glue, “Breathe Right” strips, and other tapes. Please know that all of our Puppies have intact tails and dewclaws!