…a beautiful miniature (FCI standard) coated Xolo that will be shown on the east coast in the coming months. Good Luck to her new owner and may the judges recognize the quality of this excellent little Xolo girl. If she puts the same enthusiasm into showing as she puts into her mischevious antics in the yard she will certainly entertain her audiences.
The Xolo ear usually needs temporary support to grow erect as the puppy grows. Many different parts of the puppy’s body are competing for the available nutrients and calcium that make the ears stand erect. When the adult teeth come in and have formed, then there is more available calcium for the ears and they generally are erect by 6 months of age, if not before. We usually begin taping the ears at 3 weeks of age, very early, so that the pups learn to tolerate the slight discomfort involved. Here we have photos of 4 week old puppies that have their ears taped and another photo showing how they look when the tape is removed after two days.
These images are from 2005, but wanted to share some of my favorites.
These are the puppies of Chalupa and Pharaoh. Born August 23, 2005.