Hey my name’s Steve. Just got a Bulldog puppy (Charles) in my home state of Indiana and he is now 12 weeks old. I’ve noticed as he has begun to grow that his ears don’t look quite right and don’t seem to sit correctly on his head. Now, the pet store I purchased him from seems to have closed so I can’t ask them for info on this topic. I know after researching more into the breed I probably shouldnt have made my purchase from a pet store and I regret that.
What I heard online is that you can glue or even tape the Bulldog’s ears down so that they grow correctly or in the right direction? Honestly this sounds pretty mean so I don’t want to do it, but heard that the ears not being right may cause health issues in my bulldog’s ears. Please tell me this is not something I have to do to my dog! It really sounds like abuse. Just not sure. Anyone have an answer? Please Please respond to this post! Thank you!! – StevO 23
Hi Steve! The gluing of the ears seems to be a pretty common occurrence with Bulldogs whether they’re show dogs or even just pets. This “technique” supposedly is painless and only takes a few days to work, but I for one am in agreement with you on this subject. I think that if your Bully’s ears aren’t set correctly on his head then he probably isn’t a truly good pick for a show dog anyway. Also, if you really love your Bulldog this may not be necessary. Don’t feel for a second that you must do this to your dog by any means. I’ve never done this to any of my puppies whether they needed it or not. I personally don’t like the practice, but I don’t know if I’m ready to criticize it too much either. I would say don’t worry about it. As long as you love your Bully your doing your job Sorry your question didn’t get answered in a decent amount of time. Sometimes I like to give the other users a chance to get involved. Please send me anymore questions you might have via our Contact Page. – Dan