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My son's Havanese -Murray (2 yrs) never lifts s ears when

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My son's Havanese -Murray (2 yrs) never lifts his ears when you speak to him - is this a normal trait? Our Havanese does respond when spoken to. Is it possible that Murray is mentally challenged?
Jackie B
Vancouver, WA
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I can help you with your question today.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Does Murray look at you when you talk to him? Does he respond to other noises like the doorbell or other dogs barking?

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

He may just not lift his ears even though he hears you. If he does not seem to respond to other sounds, he may be deaf, or he may be challenged as you suggested.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Please let me know if you have further questions. I am happy to continue until I provide the service that you seek.