05-08-2012, 11:08 PM
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Cavaliers ears all grow long, it is up to the owner if they want to trim them short or not. As of right now, we are just letting Bentley's ears grow long. They get in his food or water now and then, pick up a bramble or two when we are playing outside, but I keep them clean and brushed.
There are health reasons for certain cavs to have their ears cut short. keeping the ears shorter is better if the cavalier has syringomyellia, as it can help with symptoms. Also when the cav is prone to ear infections it is a good idea to keep them a little shorter. Also ear mites are easier to contract with longer ear fur.
Until we have a medical reason, I plan to keep Bentley in full coat everywhere but his sanitary area and between his toes. I love the long cav coat. But I would not keep it long if it was causing him pain of course.