Correct Ear :
Ear set has lift
from the base and is folded forward in the direction of the eye,
obscuring the interior of
An ear set that folds inward
the back half
of the ear
leather and then forward, with the tip curving slightly outward,
partially exposing the opening to the ear
The ears should be of moderate
triangular in shape, and set high up on the side of the skull. The base
of the ear leather should originate slightly above eye level.
There should be
some lift at the base to allow for air circulation, while breaking over
to offer protection from foreign objects. The correct ear leather size
should reach the inside
corner of the nearest eye.
There should be no discrimination
between different, corect ear sets!
and hound type ears are
severely faulted because they detract from overall breed type
and make the ears susceptible to health issues. A heavy, hanging ear
holds in moisture and dirt and inhibits sound while an upright ear
opens the canal to debris while working.
There are no actual disqualification's for inappropriate ear sets
have no significant bearing on the most important aspect of the breed,
it's ability to work livestock.