Ears Tilted Backwards
If your canine buddy’s ears are tilted slightly backwards and rigid, this is a sign that your dog is feeling anxious or afraid. This will be coupled with a tense body. However, having ears backwards minus a tense body is a sign of submissiveness.
Whenever your GSD’s ears are tilted forward, this shows that the canine is alert to something that is happening. This is also a show of confidence. However, if you notice the ears tilted forwards, coupled with tense muscles, this is a sign that your dog is about to get aggressive.
Ears Constantly Changing Direction
If your GSD’s ears are moving back and forth in different directions, this tells you that your pooch is trying to follow multiple sounds simultaneously.
Ears Relaxed And Floppy
Ears that are flopping downwards are an indicator that your dog is calm and relaxed. This happens when they are in a restful state.
Do German Shepherds Sleep With Their Ears Up?
This depends on your dog. Some German Shepherds will have their ears up even when sleeping, while others will be lowered slightly. Therefore, there’s no reason to worry if you notice your dog’s ears are not upright while your dog sleeps.
Given what different ear positions communicate, is there any disadvantage if your German Shepherd’s ears do not stand up?