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Old 07-14-2013, 05:22 PM
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I have to ask... I have never had another breed with full prick ears. I was asked TWICE this weekend if papillon ears were cropped or if they were natural. That makes 6 or 7 times total I've been asked that.

Do other people with prick eared dogs get asked this too or is it just papillons? Is it because some are drop eared? I've found the amount of people asking quite bewildering actually.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:24 PM
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Traveler got it when he was a puppy when people saw him with his down ears and then a little bit later with his up ears.

But, other than that no.

Get a PyrShep, crop her ears and then REALLY confuse people
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:26 PM
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Not us! But I think it's because German Shepherds are a pretty widely recognized breed, so most people know that their ears are naturally pricked.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:38 PM
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Traveler got it when he was a puppy when people saw him with his down ears and then a little bit later with his up ears.

But, other than that no.

Get a PyrShep, crop her ears and then REALLY confuse people
I had wondered if it was the hair. I was thinking.... pyr sheps and briards are the only other breeds I know of with the uppy ears and lots of hair on the ears. They're both cropped. But paps are more common....

I actually am really starting to like the cropped look on rough faced sheps but if I ever get one, it'll stay natural.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:40 PM
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Can you imagine if they WERE cropped what they'd look like NOT being cropped?? What, like twice as big? What a weird question.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:43 PM
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It is weird! Especially since most of the times I've been asked that I've been at a dog event (like this weekend).

Not big enough ears:



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Bailey was prick eared. Keeda and Muffin are both prick eared... But we've never been asked. It might have to do with not being able to see the ear leather? If you can see the ear leather it's easy to tell, if you can't.... Then you'd have to ask if you didn't know the breed enough.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:46 PM
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I get asked why I cropped Logan every time I tape his ears, but otherwise, no.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:59 PM
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A lot of people assume that bostons are cropped and docked and are surprised when I tell them no. Granted, show dogs might be cropped for a better shape. I've been asked a lot.
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Then on the other hand you have the people who want to know why my danes' ears arent standing....they assume they are naturally prick eared.
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