Alaskan Malamute Question

my 1year old alaskan malamute/husky has floppy ears, why?


my 1year old alaskan malamute/husky has floppy ears, why?

    In Alaskan Malamute - Asked by Anonymous - 12/25/2011 12:20:10 AM
there must be an answer but ill take a guess when malamutes are puppies their ears are down and as they get older they perk up. Siberian huskys are born with their ears up so since your dog is a mix its body didnt fully adjust to the mutation because it isnt a pure breed its body didnt know because they were two totally different breeds
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/31/2011 9:30:01 AM


If a malamute's ears don't stand up, it is either genetic, nutritional or both. At that age, they are unlikely to go up. Did your dog's parents have floppy ears? Was he raised on a premium food, or a discount brand?
    Answered by paws4hisglory - 12/31/2011 5:49:15 PM
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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