Eh no, I never said nor implied that.
Originally Posted by Beth
The calcium that maintains the ears OF THE PAPILLONS as erect is taken when they're teething so if you dont want a banjaxed looking dog, make sure they get enough calcium.
I have made that clearer by fixing it in the quote.
If the Papillons - who have erect ears by 10 weeks, are not given enough calcium when they're teething, one of the ears will drop because the teeth take the calcium that maintains the erect ears while pups are still growing.
The Phalene ears occur naturally. Just like Papillon ears are erect naturally.
Papillons and Phalenes are separate
dogs. Phalenes were the forerunners then the Papillons got more popular because of people in the previous centuries liking the erect ears. Phalenes suffered a severe drop in their numbers but have regained some ground over the last while.
Lots of puppies get adjustments in their diets - such as extra fibre for anal glands, Papillons with one ear dropped should just get alittle extra calcium to bring the ear back up.