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Postby MattNW » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:27 pm

rambler72 wrote:How could you cut these off??? Takes away from their personality :headbang:

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Same here:
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Postby MattNW » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:29 pm

rambler72 wrote:How could you cut these off??? Takes away from their personality :headbang:

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Same here:
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Postby KadillacGrrl » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:50 pm

disSanFranchised wrote:I hate cropping. I so wish more natural-eared dogs would start winning in the show ring.

No need to crop a pet dog. My own dog has huge Dumbo ears, and it makes him ever so much cuter. ;)

Dogs use their ears to communicate with other dogs. Plus it just makes your dog look scarier to the general public.

I say: if pit bulls were meant to have small upright ears, they'd be bred that way. ;)


I tried to tell you that dog needed his ears cropped! roflmao

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Postby bizzo518 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:11 pm

man.....didnt know this was such a hot topic....damn, sorry just wanted some info..lol but thanks for all the posts and input.....


DECISION>>>>>>>>ALL NATURAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THX!

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Postby natebritchcock » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:16 pm

bizzo518 wrote:man.....didnt know this was such a hot topic....damn, sorry just wanted some info..lol but thanks for all the posts and input.....


DECISION>>>>>>>>ALL NATURAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THX!

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Postby mtlu » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:16 pm

natebritchcock wrote:
bizzo518 wrote:man.....didnt know this was such a hot topic....damn, sorry just wanted some info..lol but thanks for all the posts and input.....


DECISION>>>>>>>>ALL NATURAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THX!

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x2 :yipee: :yipee:

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Postby myskja » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:35 pm

Only speaking for myself, I love the way cropped ears look - however, both of my guys have natural ears. I don't think I would get their ears cropped for anything other than a medical necessity at this point in their lives.

Although sometimes I do wonder about my pittie - he gets a little weird about his ear flaps sometimes. He doesn't like it when they're touched and cries out if someone tugs on them, and hasn't ever since he came to live with me. I've examined them closely, and they don't seem to have anything wrong with them, but I do plan on taking him to the vet anyways.

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Postby Doggie Do Right » Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:25 am

I prefer the look of cropped ears. All my APBTs are cropped as well as my Doberman. I just think it gives them a cleaner look! I will continue to waste my money :tongue: There is no way these ears could've stayed, lol...

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Postby kwinnypoo » Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:59 am

Doggie Do Right wrote:I prefer the look of cropped ears. All my APBTs are cropped as well as my Doberman. I just think it gives them a cleaner look! I will continue to waste my money :tongue: There is no way these ears could've stayed, lol...

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Kie


That's kinda how I feel... If I had had the choice, all my dogs would be cropped-- but since I live in a small isolated town with no vets willing to do the procedure, I have natural.

I, too, feel like these ears shouldn't have stayed:

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(the dog in the foreground)

And this set of ears needs to go too:

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But do I hate my dogs ears? Certainly not, but I would have preferred cropped.

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Postby Greyshadoe » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:40 am

My preference is for natural, but I can appreciate a well done crop. The problem with that is though is that IMO they are getting to be very few and far between.

The vet schools have stopped teaching how to perform a crop. I doubt there will ever be a national ban on cropping but you won't be able to get one anyway because the vets either won''t agree to perform one or won't know how.

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Postby db_sampson » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:55 am

i like the look of cropped ears, however its illegal over here so ill never have a dog with cropped ears. i cant stand full drop or full prick ears though, so for me it has to be half prick or rose ears, preferably rose..

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Postby Megan » Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:22 am

I prefer a well done crop. Not very short like a "battle crop", but not the longer crop. Somewhere right in the middle. My personal dog was not cropped, as he was a rescue and is just a pet.

In the future if I get a dog to compete be it weight pull, show etc from a breeder I'll more then likely start research to see who does the best crops in my area.

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Postby Sailboat » Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:45 am

Bizzo, if this is for Molly, forgive me for lobbying you to keep her ears intact! She's soooooooo cute with her little ears! You've got a good thing there, don't mess it up!

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Postby JurisMyDiction » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:14 am

bizzo518 wrote:DECISION>>>>>>>>ALL NATURAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THX!


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i feel like i just won something...

lol someone go crop their red dog so i can take the ears and sew them onto czar!

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Postby pitbullcrazy30 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:21 am

i love a nice crop, i believe its a personal choice.


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