When Do Yorkie Ears Stand Up? (2022)

Have you ever noticed some Yorkie’s ears do not stand up in the typical pointed fashion? Well, some Yorkies have floppy ears forever. Therefore, if you see your dog’s ears are not standing up on their own, it does not mean there is anything wrong.

When Will a Yorkie’s Ear Stand Up? When Yorkies are born, their ears are naturally floppy. This is because they have not developed the muscle strength to hold their ears up yet. As puppies grow, the muscles at the base of their ears develop this strength, which causes their ears to stand up. This typically happens between 3 and 6 months old.

What Do You Do If a Yorkie’s Ear Don’t Stand Up? As we mentioned before, some Yorkies have naturally floppy ears that will not stand up without some help. If you want your Yorkie’s ears to stand up, there are some strategies you can follow to help with the process.

Tips To Make Yorkie Ears Stand Up 1. Shaving The Ears - This lowers the overall weight. 2. Taping Ears Upward - This will help strengthen their muscles. 3. Cropping - Some veterinarians recommend this if your Yorkie has ear issues (i.e. infections.)

Maintaining Floppy Yorkie Ears There are some common ear problems found among Yorkshire Terriers. These problems are often worse in dogs with floppy ears. However, there is some easy maintenance that you can do to ensure your dog’s ears are clean and healthy

Maintaining Yorkie Ears Inspect: Before actively cleaning your dog's ears, you should inspect them for infections or debris. Trim the hair inside of their ears - Clean their ears with solution or wipes