Usually by age 1 the ears of a Malamute will be erect. If your dog is a mix that could certainly explain why they do not stand up, if not a mix there are pure breds that will occasionally have floppy ears and there are different schools of thought as to why. Some associate it with bad breeding habits, such as breeding relatives while other theories are it is due to the fact that it may be a more domesticated line and actually you will have a better temperment, more mild mannered Malamute. Other ideas are due to poor nutrition of the mother or inadequate nutrition during puppy hood. Whatever the reason, you should enjoy your dog regardless of erect or floppy ears.
Answered by Anonymous - 12/31/2011 6:21:40 PM