French Bulldogs are known for their bat ears. Everyone loves the way their floppy ears give them a totally unique look. The problem is that some people don’t know how long they have to wait before these cute little ears finally go up!
When do french bulldogs ears go up
Traits of French Bulldog Ears
To tell whether your Frenchie’s ears will stand up, you need to understand a little bit about the genes that control their ear shape. French Bulldogs have two dominant genes for ears, one for upright ears and one for floppy ears. If a puppy has only one of these dominant genes, it will show the corresponding trait (upright or floppy). If a puppy has two dominant genes, it will have a trait that is a mix of the two (most often, this will result in partially upright ears).
Since French Bulldogs have two dominant genes for ears, it is impossible to know for sure which one a puppy will inherit. However, you can make a good guess by looking at the parents. If both parents have upright ears, there is a good chance that the puppy will get one of those two genes and have upright ears. If both parents have floppy ears, there is a good chance that the puppy will get the other gene and have floppy ears.
Ears Generally Stand Up By 6-9 Months of Age
Generally, you can expect French Bulldog puppies’ ears to stand up by the time they’re six to nine months old. This is a general rule of thumb, not a cast-iron guarantee that you will have standing ears by a certain age.
Naturally, puppies who have one upright ear and one floppy ear can expect their floppy ear to stand up first. In these cases, it may be safe to say that the floppy ear will stand up by 6-9 months of age.
The exception to this general rule is puppies who are born with naturally standing ears, or very close to it. These puppies may not go through the “crooked ear” stage that most French Bulldogs do.
If you’re unsure about whether your Frenchie’s ears will stand up, don’t worry! It’s not the end of the world if they don’t. Many French Bulldogs have beautiful, floppy ears and they still make excellent pets.
So, when do French Bulldog ears go up? Generally, you can expect them to stand up between six and nine months of age, but there is no guarantee. If your Frenchie is born with ears that are close to standing or upright, it may be best to not do anything at all. French Bulldogs are beautiful pets even without ear stands, and there’s no reason to force them to look a certain way.