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You have likely noticed some variety out there in the look of Yorkie ears. Achieving a certain look though isn’t due to genetics though.
It generally has to do with the way the ears are cared for when the Yorkie is a puppy. Many Yorkshire terrier breeders use various humane methods to accomplish the looks that are most in demand.
This way they can make more money of the sale of each one.
Some potential buyers don’t realize this though and so they are looking for a Yorkshire terrier with the style of ears they want. They assume it is some particular breed that they need to seek out.
It is often this misconception that leads consumers to willingly pay hundreds of dollars more for Yorkies with ears that stand up than those lying down.
When you allow Yorkie ears to do what they want the will hang down. This is due to the genetics of the dogs.
If you want them to stand up them you have to train them from the time the puppies start teething. For most Yorkies that is about four weeks of age.
Training Yorkie ears to stand isn’t complicated though so anyone can do it. There is plenty of information you can read on the subject as well as Yorkie web sites where you can visually see the steps.
Subscribe now to our Free Yorkshire Terrier Newsletter report.It is important to realize that you need to keep the puppies separated when you are training Yorkie ears to stand. Since they are so playful at that age they can end up affecting the results.
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