|Barked: Fri Aug 10, '12 9:50am PST |
|Our dog is a rescued Malinois too. We were told, by the people from the shelter, that she was a purebread too, but her ears have never stood up either. She's only a year old, and she was pretty skinny when we got her, and the shelter people said she was severely malnurished and had been very sick when she they got her (the owner couldn't take care of her when she got Kennel Cough and decided to give her to the shelter). She is still skinny and doesn't eat much (even though her bowl is almost always kept full), though she certainly has that extreme play/prey drive of a Malinois.
Maybe it's typical for rescued Malinois not have erect ears, since they may not have the right diety as puppies or something. They are bred mainly as working dogs, not usually as show dogs, so even purebred Malinois can probably vary from the breed standard a little.
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