The ears on my Jack Russell puppy stick straight up. What can I do?
This condition is called "prick ears". This is usually a permanent condition. The JRTCA considers this to be a conformational fault (i.e., the terrier is not eligible for registration). There is really nothing that can be done to get the ears to fall to their normal position (i.e., folded over).
Pay careful attention to the dam and sire of the puppy prior to purchase to see if your puppy may develop this condition.
During the time period of 3 1/2 to 7 months of age, your Jack Russell Terrier is teething. During this time frame the ear set will do strange things, such as stand straight up, partially up and over to the side, etc.. Don't panic, the ears may go back after the teething process is over.
Please contact your Breeder is the ear set doesn't improve after this time period.