Now Hear This. About My Ears.

Ears down.

Ears down. That means I’m about 10 weeks old in this picture. Was I the cutest pup you’ve ever seen? Yes. I. Was.

Ears up. That means I'm not a puppy anymore.

Ears up. That means I’m not a puppy anymore.

I may have said this before, but I’ll say it again. About my ears.

Blogs are kind of fun. You can find out all kinds of things about people. By far and away, the most common search term that people use to land here at The Scottie Chronicles (other than “The Scottie Chronicles” or “Stuart” or “Friday Foto Fun”), is “when do Scottie ears stand up?“.

So, now you know. When we’re born, our ears are floppy. When we get older, like, say, 8, 9 or 10 weeks or so, they start to stand up. And they stay that way. Unless we’re communicating with them. (Ears are good tools to communicate with. Tails, too.)

It helps if the peeps take the pups to a good groomer early in life for two reasons: 1.) So that pups get used to the clippers, the table, the noose, stuff like that, and 2.) To take some of the weight off of the ears so they can stand up all nice and pretty.

So. Now you know. And That’s What You Learned Today.


About The Scottie Chronicles

Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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23 Responses to Now Hear This. About My Ears.

  1. robynwp says:

    My one ear when floppy again while I was teething *BOL*

  2. Thomas Dachshund says:

    I am glad that I know now that I am not a Scottie, but a Doxie!

  3. Bert says:

    Well I guess that answers my question as to weather or not I had Scottish blood in me. Apparently with my straight down floppy ears, I dont have any Scottish blood at all.

  4. Scout's Mom says:

    Stuart, your ears to so much of your charm! You’ve got some great ears there. Better to hear cookie jars being open and such right? We joke that our Scottie’s head from behind looks like Batman with those adorable ears.

  5. I like your puppy ears they look like the wings of an airplane:o)

  6. lucasmom says:

    The only thing possibly cuter than a Scottie puppy is a Scottie that’s not a puppy anymore. We are too cute for words, Stuart!!!

  7. Kyla says:

    Westies do the same thing. All I could think of when I saw the first picture was the Flying Nun. I gotta stop watching reruns.

  8. Lee says:

    What kind of ears do trains have? Engineers (engine ears)
    Yep are ears go up like magic. My ears were up at seven weeks, the fastest of all her scots. I wanted to make sure I did not miss the sound of food being put in my bowl. Stuart you are so darn darling in your baby photo.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today
    Sweet William The Scot

  9. Wow, I never knew that! Boxer ears stay floppy unless they’re cropped. My ears are floppy, but my sissy’s ears stand up. You sure were cute as a puppy — and now!

  10. edgar says:

    floppy ears and our roly poly puppy tummies! those were my mums favorite puppy parts 🙂


  11. Daisy says:

    We just had our ears groomed because they were so fuzzy. When SHE got me, Daisy, I had one ear up and one down.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  12. Gizmo says:

    I didn’t know that about Scottie ears…Thank you for teaching me something Stuart…When Gizmo was very little his ears stood up often, but as he got older they flopped down and now only rarely do they stand up

  13. Ranger says:

    Stuart – you were the cutest scottie pup ever (well… back then). With your white fur patches…. you were adorable. Your quiet the dapper scottie now (for an old guy).
    Your birthday buddy (BB) Ranger

  14. sue ellen hall says:

    Scotty ears are the best!!!!! We can direct them any direction to ‘catch’ the sounds. Twist
    independently when sounds are coming in from opposite directions. Pinch ’em close together when trying to understand what our peeps are saying to us. The most wonderful thing about our ears is how terrific they feel when being gently rubbed…………..
    AHhhhhh…L&M (you like that also Mr.Stuart?)

  15. susieandsidebite says:

    Ahhhhhhh, them ears, we love em, Dad does too cause he strokes them all the time!

    The Mad scots

  16. dougalldog says:

    My ears were good standerupers, I was the first in my litter to have mine all the way up. But one of my brothers still had one down when I left for my new home. I later heard that it eventually stood up.

    Ears are pretty cool, my peepsays mine are llike sonar, they scan constantly for noises.

  17. Misaki says:

    You sure were a cutie Stuart 🙂

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