When Malinois are young, ears that are not fully erect is not uncommon.
However, as puppies grow, ears will start to erect.
Even within the same litter, some puppies are simply late bloomers while others have their ears up right from the start.
At the beginning, it has nothing to do with the quality of the breeding during the stage of puppyhood.
However, if a Malinois is well past the puppy stage- and ears are still not fully erect…
…Then it’s most likely due to bad breeding, a lack of proper nutrition, or a combination of both.
If the cause is malnutrition…
…then something like bone broth has a lot of nutrients that can help build cartilage in the ears.
But if not…
…An adult Malinois with floppy ears simply does not meet the standards for the breed and it’s not desireable.
Hi my name is Emily I have a 4 month old Belgian Malinois his ears still have not stood up yet I was wondering what I can give him that will help with his ears.
I recommend you give some bone broth. You can start by buying raw bones. This works both with raw beef bones and raw chicken bones. You want to cook them so you can extract all the nutrients. This is a VERY POWERFUL extraction method and because it’s mostly liquid, your Malinois will be able to digest it effortlessly. Because it takes less digestion- it goes straight into its system for assimilation. Try that for 14 days. You can do a batch in a big pot for the whole week and refrigerate. Add to food and will give a rich flavor your Mal will enjoy!
Hello Belgian Malinois Lover, for the bone broth u do start with fresh bones from the meat market correct. Not bones from pet store ?
Hi Jr. Yes. You need to start from fresh bones from the meat market. Do not use bones from the pet store. Thanks 🙂
My big boy is 6 months old and his ears will go up if he sees another dog or if one comes close by, but not standing all the time. is there anything I can do?
my puppies have white color on their chest and feets does that mean they are not 100% belgian shepherds?