I had a long hair chihuahua. His ears were always bent forward. He could hold them up, but kept them curled. I loved it! Added personalityMy Ernie's ears curl back right at the tips. It always makes his ears look rounded in photo's. Once in a while they will be straight up but as a rule they are curled just a bit. I don't know why and he's 8 1/2 months.