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How to Tip Sheltie Ears

| Updated September 26, 2017

A Sheltie is a Shetland Sheepdog that originated from Scotland. According to the American Kennel Club, the Sheltie is considered a miniature Collie. This breed is long haired and very trainable. The ears are considered small and can be manipulated to stand straight up. When tipped, the pointy part of the ear folds forward. According to Vista Dei Shetland Sheepdogs, a Sheltie's ears shouldn't be tipped until it is five, six or seven months old.

How to Tip Sheltie Ears

Comb the hair on the front of the Sheltie's ear up.

Squeeze a dime-size amount of glue onto your finger.

Apply glue to combed hair. Bend the tip of the ear so it comes in contact with glued hair. The experts at Vista Dei Shetland Sheepdogs say the glue dries in 30 seconds, so it's recommended that you work quickly.

Squeeze the ear and glued hair together. Repeat the process on other ear.

Grab both ears and squeeze them toward the middle of the head. Squeeze them until they are touching.

Put a dime-sized of glue on your fingertip. Glue ears together.


  • According to Vista Dei Shetland Sheepdogs, Proclaim Super Bond Hair Glue dries clear, black and brown. It is recommended you use a clear glue on a Sheltie. This product is typically used on weaves and hair extensions. Vista Dei Shetland Sheepdogs recommends massaging the area around the ears several times a day to maintain tipped shape. You can reapply glue when needed.


  • Be sure to tip both ears at the same place. If not, the ears will appear uneven.