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Old 10-03-2007, 08:44 PM
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Sal came from the breeder that way....and after the discomfort he went through as a pup, I wouldn't advise anyone to have it done. Plus I much prefer the natural look.
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:50 PM
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I like the "sissy" look.
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:57 PM
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I think pit bulls naturally have the cutest ears of all breeds! I don't like the cropped look on any breed, but I think taking off those ears in particular is especially silly.

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Old 10-03-2007, 09:13 PM
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I like natural ears on pit bulls the best. I think people get them cropped just to make them look more intimidating.

I believe there are 4 different crops you can do on a pit bull. The show crop is ok looking, but the battle crop is disgusting, its where the dog just has a little nub for ears. Its gross.
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Old 10-03-2007, 09:25 PM
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Ugh that fighting crop job is capital-g GROSS!

The show crop I feel the same as crops in other breeds: I prefer natural but there are other bigger fish to fry in the world of dog welfare that crops and docks are kind of at the bottom of my list of concerns. Though I do absolutely love natural ears on dobes.
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Old 10-03-2007, 09:33 PM
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I like the natural ear. When I was growing up, the AmStaff breed standard contained a typo that was repeated everywhere. It used to say that the ears could be cropped, or if natural were to be "Half-rose or prick." The uncropped ear was so uncommon in the show ring that no one bothered to change it for years! Of course it's fixed now.

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Old 10-03-2007, 09:42 PM
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I think the natural ears look cutest! I love natural ears that are expressive.
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Old 10-03-2007, 09:43 PM
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I like the natural look on all dogs however I have nothing against crops being done properly. No backyard axe please/
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Old 10-03-2007, 10:00 PM
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I prefer cropped ears. Any APBT or Am Staff I have in the future if its young enough will be cropped.

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Old 10-03-2007, 10:05 PM
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That's exactly my thoughts when I think of ppl docking or/and cropping! What not the worse part is they do with a batcher knife not even close to being educated owners! I'm proud to say Misty has natural ears, they may not be PERFECT! BUT -- I still love her to pieces

Look at this beautiful angelic girl of MY! How would you ever want to crop that beautiful face?

On about cropping ears on Pit related dogs I do agree I think they look much cutier with natural ears

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Natural, its' cruel !

I wonder if he would also alter his children's ears to make them more aesthetically pleasing !

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