All Aspects of Maltipoo Ears
In this section we are going to talk all about Maltipoo ears.
There are 3 main elements that we will discuss:
1) Shape and size - Most importantly, we will talk about erect vs drop ears, since so many readers ask questions about this and what shaped ear a Maltipoo should have.
2) Cleaning and Upkeep of the Ears - This is a an important, but often overlooked, element of grooming
3) Ear Infections - This is a common problem with Maltipoos. While it can happen to any dog at any time, the ear shape and thickness can contribute to this, as well as a lack of timey ear cleanings.
Shape, Size and Issue of Erect VS Dropped
To know what shape and size Maltipoo ears should be, we must look to the Toy Poodle and the Maltese. Poodles have thicker, longer leathers but both have drop ears that hang close to the sides of the head. Both are set low - this means that the base is not located high atop the head, but rather down to the sides.
In addition, both have long hairs that grow in what is described as feathered appearance (hairs will be of varying length). Once their dog is an adult, many owners choose to keep the ears trimmed to offer a nice, neat appearance.
A Maltipoo, having genes from both breeds, may lean toward either, and therefore some Maltipoo dogs will have smaller, thinner ears than others.
The expected length of ears on a Maltipoo will be anywhere from the cheekbone to the chin. Long hairs hanging down can often make the ears appear a bit longer than they actually are.