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Old 11-12-2007, 08:29 PM
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I liked the uncropped pit.

I have two schnauzers, both with natural ears. Kiba has pefect ears, correctly shaped. Stryder was considering having cropped, and I wish I had as they are huge. But have gotten over it and they just add to his character. With any future dog, I would prefer to buy post-crop.
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:12 AM
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I prefer natural ears and tails... on every breed. C:
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:58 AM
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Same, actually personally I think that dobes, rotti's and GSP's look better docked but I wouldn't do it because I liked the look.
Boxers I think look fantastic with their tails.

Don't like crops on any dogs but I admit I love Ronin's and Ilsa's crops, they look kinda curved and very pretty, again though somethign I wouldn't do.
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:08 AM
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LOL! Mushroom and Luce have got to be the cutest Pits I have ever seen!
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:34 AM
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I prefer natural ears and tails on any dog. I'm glad cropping ears and docking tails is illegal here.
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Old 11-13-2007, 10:36 AM
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but I admit I love Ronin's and Ilsa's crops, they look kinda curved and very pretty,
Thank you, I obviously cannot take the credit for them though! Their crops are not something you'd get from the local vet, or even a regional vet "known" for cropping ears. Their ears were cropped by one of the premier Dobe cropping vets in the country, who is flown all over the Americas for her services. She does a very good job, and I'm assuming it would be nearly impossible for JQP to "schedule a cropping" with her. I'm guessing getting her to crop involves a lot of pre-planning.


NOW, my opinion on cropping. Although I have two cropped dogs, I'm very picky on the crop itself. I would rather have a natural eared dog than a dog with a bad crop, or a crop done by someone who doesn't know enough to minimize the pain of the surgery, or if I didn't have the time to post the ears. I would also never get a cropped puppy unless the puppy was going to be cropped by a renowned cropping vet who specializes in that particular breed.

If I was to get an APBT, I would leave the ears natural (I really like the rose ears on pits, I think they frame the head nicely! However, just because the puppy would be left natural, it doesn't mean I wouldn't do some taping if it helped the ear form correctly. If I get a natural eared Dobe puppy, I'd plan on taping the ears anyway.

However, I'll always support the rights of owners making their own responsible decisions regarding their pets.
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Old 11-13-2007, 10:41 AM
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ears
ears
ears beautiful ears
long and silky
short and tippy
curly fuzzy
inside outty

how can you not love a dogs ears?

kisses for each and every one

nothing should be fixed that works so well
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Old 11-13-2007, 10:47 AM
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A good vet is the main thing. That includes knowing the breed, i tend to go for the vets that do laser surgery since it is less painful and takes a more skilled vet actually.
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