Is this normal? Some were used as military working dogs during World War I. The Belgian Malinois (pronounced MAL-in-wah) is a medium to large herding dog.Bred to work, the Mals are packed with powerful muscles, yet their bodies have an elegant appearance. They did go up and down, crossed over, had 1 up and 1 down for a while. He prefers cool climates, but readily adapts well to others. Broke the Bark Collar ... Six Month Old Belgian Malinois with Floppy Ears. Please Register! ← Back to Belgian Malinois; Search forums; 1; by Gmarquay on 25 October 2013 - 07:10 I have a 5 month old Mal, whose ears came up around 4 months or so. This is a mistake. A Belgian Malinois should live to be 12 to 15 years. Sometimes puppies’ ears do not straighten properly. The Belgian Malinois is quite prone to shedding, and sheds profusely seasonally. The dog is strong, agile, well muscled, alert, and full of life. The breed became less prevalent during the Great Depression, but enthusiasm for the breed picked back up in the late 1950s and early 1960s, becoming recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1959. The Belgian Malinois can live in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. 11-14-2014, 01:16 PM #6 Gillian Schuler. 12. The Belgian Malinois is a well balanced, square dog, elegant in appearance with an exceedingly proud carriage of the head and neck. have erect ears. Many people assume that because Belgian Malinois have a shorter coat than most German Shepherds and a significantly shorter coat than other Belgian sheepdogs, they’re not very prone to shedding. Dogs belonging to certain breeds (Belgian Malinois, German Shepherd, French Bulldog, Husky, etc.) The Belgian Malinois first arrived in the U.S. around 1911 and gained popularity. As far as the ears go - sorry I can't help you there as my pup's ears were up when I received him at 8 weeks. Puppies are born with drooping ears, these will not end up straightening during growth. Moderately active indoors, he will do best with at least an average-sized yard. The ears could go up, or might just be soft at the tips or might not go up all the way but why do you care since it doesn't affect working ability? Last week his left ear flopped and it hasn't come back up. The Belgian Malinois (pronounced MAL-in-wah) is a medium-size Belgian shepherd dog that at first glance resembles a German Shepherd Dog. Malinois are … Currently, she keeps her ears in 'airplane mode' or completely floppy to the sides. His sturdy ear looks like it's getting ready to droop soon. Are there solutions to help puppies’ ears get up? Physically, these dogs grow rapidly in height and length for the first six months or so, then those growth rates slow somewhat while the adolescent puppy gains muscle mass and fat; a Mal is normally at or near its full adult size at about 18 months of age. 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