Hi folks: It's possible I may have the opposite problem most people do with Sheltie ears. I just got a puppy yesterday that is two days shy of eight weeks old. When I picked him up the people I got him from showed me a picture of the father, who doesn't belong to them, and the father's ears were completely down (i.e. hound dog ears). I can't say for sure if that's his normal condition as he looked like he didn't want to hold still to have his picture taken as his tail was between his legs too and I could see his owner's hand in the picture admonishing him to stay still. This puppy's ears are still completely down whereas my previous Sheltie, whom I got at 8 1/2 weeks, had his ears glued down as they were already standing straight up. I'm wondering how long I should wait for the ears to start coming up before I consider doing something about it? I'm OK with pricked ears as I didn't continue gluing down my previous Sheltie's ears and he had pricked ears all his life, but I'm not sure I want a Sheltie with hound dog ears, as I think that might ruin the entire look. Comments or suggestions welcome.