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Bridge Necessary for Posting?

Discussion in 'Showing - questions and answers' started by bradford, May 14, 2010.

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  1. bradford

    bradford Boxer Buddy

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    So I've taken Tucker to the vet twice now to get his ears posted The vet, so far, has used a bridge to connect both ears. Today, Tucker managed to get one of the ear postings off, so I had to use a tampon to get it to stand .The tampon looks like it is standing better than the backing the vet used, even without the bridge. Is it necessary to form a bridge for the posting?
     
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    It depends on the age of your puppy, and how far along the ears are. For at least the first few weeks of taping the ears, it is necessary to use some type of bridge between them. The reason for the bridge is that the puppy doesn't have the muscles to hold it's ears properly. The bridge holds the ears so they stand even and don't sag while they build these muscles.

    You can see in my gallery where my young puppies had the bridge, but my older pups didn't. As they get older, the bridge can be left off, but keep in mind there is no hard and fast rule on that. Puppies ears stand at different time, where some take only a few weeks thus they would always have the bridge, and some take upwards to 9 months.

    Hope this helps.
     
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