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Old 10-04-2007, 07:19 PM
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I prefer natural ears on APBTs..I'm not against cropping though.
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:58 PM
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I too like natural ears on APBT's, just because they are so neat looking. There are two adorable pit mixes (up for adoption!!!) that we're fostering at work; one is cropped and one isn't. I wish I could have seen Pie's natural ears, but her crop isn't horrible. It kind of just goes with her whole overall look.
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:06 AM
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I like both but not the asthetic reason(although some just look better cropped with the build) but working. With Tytus we knew he was going to be a hog dog and with his ears the way they were it was just an accident waiting to happen and a painful one at that. SO he got a working crop (about a inch tall) Booger on the other hand wasn't going to be a full time hog dog. I was going to show her and use her in Sch. but never got around to either because of her disability. So she had natural ears. My next depending on what purpose I see him/her used for will decide if she/he has a working crop or natural ears.
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Bahamutt99 View Post
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.

Hit the nail right on the head there Baha. If breeders do not include the ears in their assessment for future breeding prospects, they are not really bettering the breed.
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Old 11-12-2007, 02:43 PM
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The "sissy" comment worries me. As do those awful 'devil horn' crops that seem so popular for APBTs. Add to that the fact that when you get past the scary-owner part of those devil horns, they actually make the dog look dumb . . .natural for me, please.
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Old 11-12-2007, 06:20 PM
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i prefer naturla ears on all breeds, i dont even like docking tails unless the dog is actually working and needs it done or the breed has a weak tail ect...

but im also from the uk where cropping is 100***37; banned and docking is banned on any dog that is not sold with the purpose of show or feild that plays a part of why...
i think cropped dogs look odd if truth eb told lol.

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Old 11-12-2007, 07:48 PM
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I thought I preferred natural on them

BUT. . . . . . . . . after thinking about it I am usually drawn to the pitties I see with cropped ears. So I guess I prefer cropped

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Old 11-12-2007, 08:56 PM
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If Mushroom had mostly-prick ears, I think he and Ella would look like twins from the neck up!

Seeing all these ears remind me why I like natural ears so much.
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:04 PM
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he can do it if he concentrates really hard!

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