Saturday, 28 December 2013

Graigcoch's ears

Hello, everyone! :)
How is your day going so far? This Cadwaladr!

I want to talk to you about my little brother's ears. They are very interesting! I have known my little brother for just a couple of months, but in that time his ears have changed SO much! My mum and dad have told me that my ears have always been pointed. I think you have all seen my puppy pictures, haven't you? Well, my brother's ears are changing all the time! They never stay still.

At first his ear were very flat and flopped forward near his eyes.

Then they started to point sideways.

Slowly, they started trying to point up to the sky!

They were almost pointed, but his right ear has given up trying to be pointy, it seems! He now has one almost pointed ear, and one floppy ear. I wonder what happened? Is it normal? I think my mum is a little worried about it. Can I ask all you readers with dogs with pointed ears some advice. Do you think my brother's right ear is okay? I hope so! I like his ears a lot! They are much bigger than mine! His hearing is excellent. He can hear when mum is serving us our dinner and he runs to the kitchen and gets very excited! Has my mum told you that he is food crazy? He really is!

Anyway, I'm going to play with my brother for a while now. We like to chase each other a lot. It is so fun having my little brother to play with! Yeah!!!

Tara now,




  1. Sorry no pointy ears here just floppy ones.
    Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

    1. Everyone's welcome at Cadwaladr's blog! Pointy ears, floppy ears! I love floppy ears, btw! :)

  2. Cardigan ears are much bigger and heavier than the Pems'. Here in the US, Cardigan breeders usually help out getting the ears to stand up by using tape. Here is a how-to from one breeder:

    You can google "taping cardigan welsh corgi ears" if you want to see more examples.

    1. Thank you so much for your advice. I am thinking of taping Graigcogh's ears. But I am just wondering how I can stop him from scratching the tape. I'm keeping a close eye on his ears. I'll study about it! Thanks a lot!

  3. Taryn's advice is good. The sooner you help the ears the better. The longer you wait, the more likely the cartilage will have a crimp, and it will take longer to correct the ears. There are many methods used to tape the ears.

    Long-time Cardigan owner

    1. Thank you so much for your advice! It's quite surprising how big Cardigan's ears are compared to Pembroke's ears! We'll help Graigcoch's ears very soon! I am very thankful to be given advice from experienced Cardigan owners!