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
Steve, ever since your question was posted to this site I’ve been getting asked more and more about gluing the ears on a bulldog. I guess there’s a lot of you out there trying to correct those ears to achieve the rose shape. Hopefully this post answers everyone’s questions a little more completely.
So I did some more digging on the topic and found mixed reactions to the practice kind of like the ones I had expressed on my last post. Well I even went and looked for the bulldog ear glue and the first and only thing that popped up was a glue called Tear Mender. Looking at the reviews people overall people were happy with the way it worked on the ears, but it seemed like the only issue was removing the glue. One person decided to shave the glue off and another used some glue remover. I have to be honest with you. I hope you don’t glue or staple your dog’s ears. I just don’t like the thought of it. As I said before, love your dog and your doing your job.