Belgian Malinois Questions

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Belgian Malinois Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 11/19/2006
I just got a 5 week old Mali pup. AKC out of working lines. This is the first mali pup I've owned. She lookls great except one ear is completely erect and the other one flops over. I was thinking she was just cutting teeth..but am worried that it might not stand. Is this common in 5-6 week old pups?

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11/20/06 A Malinois ear should be in the shape of an equilateral triangle, stiff, erect, and in proportion to the head size. Sometimes, working lines don't normally care about things like ear size or correct conformation. Working lines normally care about temperament and drive, not really caring about "looks". I personally strive to have great working dogs as well as keeping as close to AKC breed standard as possible. My pups ears are normally all standing erect by the time the pup is 8 weeks old. Your pups ear could stiffen up someday and could remain soft for it's entire life, only time will tell. Robert