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Old 10-03-2007, 10:32 PM
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I couldn't live without these ears!


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Old 10-03-2007, 10:33 PM
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I prefer that the owner be able to choose for themselves. But all the dogs in my house are natural.

ETA: I would also prefer that breeders take ears into consideration when they breed, rather than just figuring they can crop them off anyway. So many people -- especially those showing in AKC/UKC -- crop ears that sometimes its hard to know who is going to throw nice ears and not. You're looking at a pedigree full of surgically-corrected ears.
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Old 10-03-2007, 10:39 PM
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Ella has absolutely irresistable ears.
Aside from my personal (rather strong) preference for natural ears on bully breeds (well on any breed, actually), cropped ears make them look incredibly more "intimidating." I know people who think they are frightening looking because of cropped ears. Of course it's a choice, I just would want to detract from anything that makes a targeted breed more frightening to a lot of the public, which is doubtful of and frightened them in the first place.
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Old 10-03-2007, 11:50 PM
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I don't mind the cropped look on Dobes, but on pits, I love the natural ears. I have to agree, in a breed that is routinely targeted as mean, it is much better to leave them with their ears. They don't look as mean with their natural ears and the natural ears help show off the goofy and expressive side of the pit bull much better.
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Old 10-04-2007, 12:06 AM
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I prefer that the owner be able to choose for themselves. But all the dogs in my house are natural.

ETA: I would also prefer that breeders take ears into consideration when they breed, rather than just figuring they can crop them off anyway. So many people -- especially those showing in AKC/UKC -- crop ears that sometimes its hard to know who is going to throw nice ears and not. You're looking at a pedigree full of surgically-corrected ears.
I love the half-prick type ears on pit bulls. I believe they are more desirable than rose ears, but I could be wrong. I dont understand why breeders dont start breeding for NATURAL pleasing ears instead of taking the easy route by just chopping them off.
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Old 10-04-2007, 12:22 AM
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I agree, Reggin... just the other day my mom and I mistook a deerhead Chihuahua for a min pin from afar, and my mom asked why they don't just outbreed min pins to deerhead chis...
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Old 10-04-2007, 03:13 AM
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I love the half-prick type ears on pit bulls. I believe they are more desirable than rose ears, but I could be wrong. I dont understand why breeders dont start breeding for NATURAL pleasing ears instead of taking the easy route by just chopping them off.
Half-prick ears are not as common. Its been said that a lot of judges dont' recognize a good half-prick earset, because the rose ears are much more frequent. Terra started off with one half-prick ear and one rose.
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Old 10-04-2007, 06:10 AM
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I personally am against cropping, its not a very pleasant procedure IMO. Anything that has to be done by a vet to make the look, is unnatural, and not worth it.

I prefer natural ears and tails in ALL dogs. I especially like natural dobie ears and tails. I wouldn't want a part my ears altered.
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Old 10-04-2007, 07:17 AM
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personally i think mushroom's ears are perfect though luce's are much more entertaining.

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I'm fine with natural or cropped. I think both look good for its own reasons. However cropping just because the dog looks "sissy" natural, is stupid and unjustified! The reason I would crop if I were to get a Pit Bull is because of hog hunting.
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