Ears and Ear Cropping

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Postby Shattering Glass » Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:34 pm

Pit Chick wrote:Didn't ear cropping (and tail docking for other breeds) originate with a purpose other than looking pretty in a show ring? Correct me if I'm wrong, that's just what I was always under the impression of.

waaaayyy back when, when Dalmatians where used for guard work, their ears where often cropped. The practice died out with the breed when they became more of a pet/show dog.

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Postby bahamutt99 » Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:08 pm

Itsapitty wrote:Okay, newbie question, but could someone please explain the ears standards - what do good "held rose" or "half prick" ears look like? Pictures?

Rose ears:


If you scroll halfway down this page:


...there is a pic of a dog named B&Bs Gr Ch Rene, and she has half-prick ears.

Oops. Forgot to address the meat of this subject. If every dog I have from here on out has rose ears, I would be happy as a Pit Bull with a pigear. (Admit it, that's cuter than saying "happier than a pig in poop.") She has no problems whatsoever with her ears, and even when I go to clean them, they're usually already very clean. I would crop full-drop ears, though. They can be a pain to keep clear of nasty buildup.

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