Was just searching for a Rhodesian Ridgeback forum and came across one, but the first thread I read really put me off. A woman is concerned because her 7 month old puppy has one ear that sticks out a bit rather than hanging forward as seems to be desirable. People suggested all sorts of things to resolve this, from sticking a penny to her ear with surgical glue to weigh it down, or taping the ears together under the chin... Read here. I'm guessing all these people show their dogs, hence why the minutea of pup's appearance is such a concern... But this just seems really bizarre and not particularly nice for the puppy. "I ended up using the self adhesive "sticky" ace bandage around the top fold with the penny trick, but I used mini sand balloons, though it took quite some time for me to coax her to leave it alone... It worked pretty nice, but as you said with the ear infection, Leena had quite a bit and ended up getting a pretty bad Ear Infection which caused her to be sedated and have a deep ear tissue flush" Sounds mental to me, but then I know nothing about showing dogs. Is this common practice across all breeds where owner wants a desirable ear shape?