I have heard that the ears don't start growing till about 5 weeks.But the breeders on here will know better.I feel so sorry for the mother.It's so great of you to take her in.Sometimes I just hate people, they create this problem then won't take care of it.I'm a bad person but bad thoughts going there way.
Well I know that they would have a little longer ears, but this are just a few days old.There ears will get longer but you know there not pure basset, so there ears aren't going to be as long as a basset.I'll bet they get a little longer.
The ears do not really stretch out till they are a few weeks old.You can tell if they are dehydrated by checking to see how thick the ears are or pulling up the skin,after a few weeks the ears are not a good way of telling dehydration any longer. This pup is three weeks old and her ears were starting to get longer.
The ear set is what will decide if the ears will look shorter than normal. The standard says, in repose, the ears should look like they are coming off the neck. At full length, pulling them forward ,they should wrap around the end of the nose. If you are looking at a puppy or dog head on, whose ears in repose, look like they are equal with the eyes then they have a high ear set.You will not be able to wrap the ears around the end of the nose
When the pups are old enough we will find furever homes for them. Reading this forum and others on the 'net have convinced me that 10-12 weeks is best for them. So, they will be here for several months.