Ayer's Longcoat German Shepherds
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Due to regulatory changes made to the Animal Welfare Act by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA/APHIS) that will take effect on November 17, 2013, I will not offer the option to ship puppies. All pups must be picked up by purchaser. I may be able to drive a bit towards you to meet you to help with distance driving. For those that are unable to physically meet in order to pick up a pup, I sincerely apologize but I am unable to provide shipping at this time.
**For Sale: ASAP due to family members health issues I need to keep only  a few dogs.  :-(  To loving homes, a longhaired german shepherd 3 year old Male (29"+) & 2 Long coat Female, 5 years old. (Pics of Zora near bottom of this page above puppy pics) Serious PHONE inquiries only please Girls should go w/boy doggies or no dogs & boys with girls or no dogs. Pics right below of AVAILABLE  & PICS below & will email more pics)  Housebroken.  3/26/19.
***CLICK BELOW on the 2 TAN colored LINKs to go to my Original Site. Many pictures what your doggie may look like when grown, references, etc.
Mr.Samson, black/red
Miss Blackie is now at  Pioneer Longcoat German Shepherds.
**Due to thousands of inquiries a year for only 1- 2 litters of puppy's a year, I can now only respond, by PHONE, to people inquiring about ...Available Puppies (when I have them), Currently Available Adults, Breeding Program and of course Past and Current Puppy Owners. For people just inquiring in general... When I have a Breeding I will announce it here and take calls at that time. I have always tried to return every single call I recieved and didnt want to seem like just ignoring calls w/o posting here. Thank you for understanding.
 Miss Angel
Queenie pregnant in pic.
Gentle, large Red Thunder3. In Tennessee now with past puppy owner. He will hopefully sire a litter this year with a female who has some of my bloodlines. Red sable. Father to Available 12 month Girl & Boy and to some of my dogs.
While working on Site,  All  "INFO" is on my older sites for now.  Links on Left not work yet.
Red Thunder 3 as a pup at 4 months.
8 mo.
OCEAN 14 mo.
Amos at 10 months.
Little
Jenna 
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Zoe
Zora 1
PARENTS of PUPPIES:  My Gentle Zora 2 &  My Gentle Giant Cruise.  30"  tall. (Cruise is from Queenie/HERO)
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Zora 2 as Pup.
Dont know why some of my pics are a bit hazy n faded. Some pics were taken in bright sun, some were not. Some with an older phone. My dogs are rich golden tan. (orangey golden). Some are more reddish cinnamon colored.  The original site shows more accurate color.  I can email current pictures of my boys and my girls.
   2 great thumbnails
Zora's mom is Lillybug, grandma of the pups. Zora's Dad is Thunder 3 & Thunder2  is her grandpa.
Caprina
Mr. Kizer
Griz
NuVet Plus & NuJoint DS (double strength). 1-800-474-7044.
* My code 55767.
Important Info for All New Puppy Owners to Please Read:
While working on this site more info is on my older sites liked at the top of this page.
(Notice Rubys face? )   :-) 
Oversized & Straight Back Longhaired                German Shepherds in WV.
Mr. Beefy at 2. (lives near by)
Updated: 3/26/19.
Located in southern West Virginia
Samson
She has 'split face' coloration like my pup Sweetie has as well! Thunder 3's sister.
These puppies below are All Sold now and in their new homes.   Will post here when I breed again.
Zoe n pups
Some of the pups at different ages when younger
Hero. Father or grandfather to some of my own dogs.
I currently have a 10 month old black/red Female Puppy  Also 2, 12 month old pups I have decided to let go - male & female from gentle giants Fluffy/Thunder3. Red sables. (Will email more pics). & pics below...
Most ALL of Zoes whole last litter with Bear lived to be 12 1/2 to 13 years old!!
Ruby is on the pool noodles chillin! in her new home with Spirits parents. Precious girl! Thunder3"s sister. 102 lbs.
Hero is Cruises Dad. Also he is grand dad to some of my own dogs here.
 And Younger
 Girl
Mom of 1 year old Available female pup, Poppy, from fluffy/thunder3. She is golden not cream, pic faded out.
Breeding soon for litter ready to go in May/June 2019.
Moxie
 Some of My Boys & My Girls.
Some of my own past dogs and clients pups from me.
Available: Red sable. Poppy. Fluffy/Thunder3.
Available: Blk/tan. Summer. Zora/Buddy 
Lobo
Goli. 3 yrs. Available
Little2. 3 yrs. Available
Buddy
Sasha Available. Girl. Dark, black/red sable. 5 yrs.
Zora
Cruise. Wet, been swimming.

My males are 29" - 30" tall with the exception of 1 who is 28".
 Will get new Updated Pics of pups this week now that cold is gone.
Available Zora and more Cruise pics below.
Cruise
 Helping 
  German Shepherd's Ears to Stand Up
 AYER'S LONG COAT GERMAN SHEPHERDS

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Another way to glue ears - for long coat dogs, that I prefer, and the pup doesnt have to have the tee-pee look. For getting up just 1 ear or 2.
 Blizzard
 Bliz at 1 year. 
Small amount of hair/strand from top of head at base of ear glued up onto upright ear shaft- or can glue base of ear hair of ear over to top of head. (and this way for short coats too - or the cardboard) Gluing hair to ear or base of ear hair to head!  
Occasionally a German Shepherd puppy will need some help in getting his/her ears to stand up. If new puppy owners glue the ears up-according to instructions and length of time-AND if other dogs at home are not biting the pups ears ....99.9 % of the time the ears will go up. 

If you choose not to glue or are not persistent, you will still have a beautiful, wonderful dog but he/she may not look like a GSD. Most will think he/she looks like a mixed breed. I LOVE mixed breeds too! - but for a GSD to 'look like a GSD' he/she needs to have ears up! 

We do not recommend the 'old' way to get the ears up which was to 'tape' the ears up. The puppies do not like the tape and a lot of the time will try to get it off; you would have to take the tape off every few days to clean their ears as no air can get into their ears and the pup could get an ear infection; and it takes way more time to do.  

We suggest waiting to 'glue' till the pups are 4 1/2 months old. We like to hear from our puppy owners if they have any question about when the time is right to glue ears. If the puppies ears are moving around, up and down, we may advise to wait till the puppy is 5 months to glue. Puppys ears do go up and down while they are teething.

The likelihood is usually that the puppies ears would go up anyway on their own before Puppy is 7 months old but we would rather be sure, not wait, and not take any chances, because it may then be too late! If you wait until the puppy is 6 months old and they did need help, there may not be enough time left to get them up! The general consensus is that if the puppies ears are not up by the time the pup is 7 months old they will not go up at all. In rare instances though it still may be possible to get a pups ears up till they are 1 year old. So if you are reading this and you have an older pup whose ears are down it cant hurt to try! 

For people who have one of our pups, who's ears need help, we do say to glue at 4 1/2 months old but you will need to start trying to locate the glue around the time Puppy is 4 months old because it could take some time to get it. 
If the puppies ears at 4 months old are quite flat, have no base to them and are not moving around at all - up and down- they should be helped to go up sooner. We might say to glue early - at 4 months old which would mean locating the glue even sooner. 

Locate Glue: We use Tear Mender Fabric Glue. No other 'fabric glue' will work. It is a really neat glue similar to when one gets like a credit card in the mail and the card is 'glued' to the paper. Slightly rubbery. When wet looks like Elmer's Glue but thinner. Easily peels right off your fingers. It is usually available at Walgreen's Drug Stores, some fabric stores and also some craft shops and some Ace Tru-Value Hardware stores. I recommend using your phone book to call the stores rather than driving all over town as it can be difficult to locate but easy to locate on line. On line purchase will then cost a few dollars more for the shipping. Tear Mender by Val-o-Chicago. Also on E-Bay.

If you have been grooming your Puppy and clipping his nails and cleaning your Puppys ears on a regular basis and taught your puppy to sit in front of you while you do that he should sit well for you while you glue his ears with no problem. 

HOW TO GLUE: Shake glue well. NEVER pour the glue from the bottle directly on to puppies ears! We recommend putting some of the glue on to a paper plate or piece of note book paper, etc. The ears will be glued together over the puppies head like an Indian tee-pee. Using your finger, put a small amount of glue in a verticle line on the outside/back side of the ear leather- edge of the ear from just slightly above the base to the tip of his ear.(edge on the top of puppies head- over forehead--NOT the outer up and down edges toward pups shoulder sides) Press and hold for 30 seconds even though the glue will appear to hold after about 3 seconds.

Ears should NEVER be glued tightly all the way down to the base of the ears!
They should only be glued about 2/3 's of the way down. 

Their ears will stay glued for about 1 month. Do not attempt to take them down or 'pull' them apart- prior to their growing out or their coming unglued. If they start to come apart any sooner, and you can tell the ears are not up yet, you would not want to take down the ears if you are able to simply add a bit more glue to the ear with your finger. The ear hair/glue will start to grow out after about 1 month. After the 1 month if the Pups ear hair has almost grown out- to where the ears are almost apart- the remining hair can be carefully trimmed so the ears are unglued. Try not to cut away hardly any of the hair. You want hair there for re-gluing, if neccessary. Leave puppys ears alone (unglued) for 2-3 days to see how they do on their own. If they are not staying up after the 2-3 days then re-glue.

After 1-2 months puppies ears should be up but we have heard of one person that had to glue for 3 1/2 months to get a tip up. Im sure there could be the stubborn case where it could take even longer, but I would not quit - till you talked with your pups Breeder. 

If you have a pup from us whos ears need assistance going up- leave the ears glued up till they come down on their own AND keep in contact with us about length of time to leave them glued. 

Do not give up! Persistence - when necessary- will pay off. After the first time you do this it will only take probably less than a minute to glue the ears together one time a month. It is very easy! - if you have taught your puppy to sit still in front of you for grooming! 

When you just need to get a 'tip' of an ear up or for standard coat GSD's - you can use a piece of paper towel roll cardboard- cut to smaller shape of the inner ear. It should be bit narrower than his inner ear. It should go almost to the tip of his inner ear.(round the corners of the tall triangle shape). Use just a thin amount of glue on the back of the cardboard. 

If you feel it is necessary, when you are finished gluing there is an Adhesive Remover in the catalogue or from most drug stores. I do not use it. I do not recommend it though because if the ears just became upright one does not need to be rubbing, pulling, etc. on the ears. Need to be treated gently when first get up as they may not be strong yet.

We always advise people not to let their puppy play unsupervised with other dogs and puppies while the ears are going up- even with out the glue! - as when dogs play they will bite heads, necks, and ears! That could damage the ears causing them to not go up ever. Also if you have glued your puppies ears, rough play could tear apart your puppies glued ears hurting your puppy and leaving no hair to re-glue to. 

















Beautiful Daisy watercolor painting done by one of my puppy owners. Amazingly it was her first painting of a dog!!! :-) 

  See many of our pups growing up! 
My Husband and I would like to thank you for sharing the idea of gluing ears in your web site. We searched On the Internet and followed uncomfortable taping instructions, which gave our poor sweetie sores on his hears, not to mention we couldn't bare to see him uncomfortable and unhappy. Sadly, we removed the tape and started searching again for more ideas. I called his Veterinarian, who replied, " If they are not up by 4 months, they most likely will not come up" . This was a huge disappointment , as he is was already 5 months old, but too beautiful to give up and accept his floppy ear.
We found your site and immediately searched for the glue. It wasn't as long as we expected, but when the glue begin to separate, one morning we had the surprise we had waited for, his ears were standing up just as beautiful as could be.
We thank you so much for sharing this advise with others. 
We attached a few pics of before and after to share that persistence does pay off.

Thank you so much

Linda & Mike
And ofcourse "Lucky"