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Old 11-16-2008, 08:12 PM
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i think docking can look great on some breeds if done right (and since its done SOOOO early in life...)
but i dislike cropping imensly.

I wonder if other dogs think Cresties are members of some weird religious cult?

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Old 11-16-2008, 09:29 PM
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I like the look of most docked breeds (by most i mean i cant think of any that i dont like at the moment). I love my dogs docked tail, and prefer the look of docked poodles.

As for crops, i dont like the look of a boxer or dane cropped. Almost all others i like though (esp. the doberman). I hate to say it, but i do like the look of a cropped pits ears (although the full ear ones are very adoreable too). For the most part, i again like the traditional d/c look of the breeds.
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:50 PM
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Boxers look AMAZING totally natural.

Docking and cropping is banned here, so I'm used to it anyway. Well, docking is recent, loving the look so far, so good.
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:54 PM
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I believe half pricked ears are preferred over rose in the pittie (both are natural). I vaguely remember reading that in the standard but I'm not 100% positive. I like the look of a show crop on pitties. Anything shorter than that looks hideous and hacked. I HATE seeing that. And the reason why a lot of people get them done is to make their dog look more intimidating which I dont agree with when it comes to pit bulls.
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:21 PM
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I prefer cropped/docked Dobermans and cropped Danes. I like both of those breeds with tails and floppy ears as well, but I like them cropped a little bit more. On Rottweilers, I like them both about equally. I used to think tailed Rotties were silly looking, but there's lots around now, so I'm used to it and like it now. Boxers, natural most definitely! I love the look of a Boxer with a tail and floppy ears. Uncropped APBTs are my preference as well. I like docked Aussies, and docked Cockers better. In fact, I don't care for a tailed Cocker or Aussie much at all for some reason.

All of that said, I never want to go through the whole taping/posting process again, so I'll hopefully just have natural dogs from here on in if I ever have another Doberman (or another traditionally cropped breed).

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Old 11-16-2008, 10:28 PM
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Ears cropped or tails docked, doesn't really matter to me. Except for doberman, I honestly don't think I could imagine a dobe with a tail. Just doesn't seem right to me.

Wait. Just googled a dobe with a tail. Looks okay lol.
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:36 PM
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Just for fun. A few pics. Now, finding a pic of a natural doberman proved too difficult!!

Natural Boxer...

Natural rottie...

Natural presa (couldn't find hardly any pics)...

Natural schnauzer...

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Old 11-16-2008, 10:40 PM
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I prefer docked tails on most breeds who's tails are traditionally docked.

I prefer natural ears on: Boxers, Pitties, Danes, Schnauzers.

I prefer cropped ears on: Dobes.

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Old 11-16-2008, 10:51 PM
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APBT ears for people who don't know....

Half pricked ears (so freaking cute).

Rose ears.

Show crop (the kind I like)

Battle crop (the kind I do NOT like)

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Old 11-16-2008, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by HoundedByHounds View Post
I prefer a dog to look like the breed it is...and adhere to it's standard...and the spirit of those come before that wrote it.

If I had a problem with the way a breed looked or the way the look was achieved I'd pick another breed that fit my personal preferences, better.
I agree with Hounded. Which is why I probably will never own a dobe, not that I don't like the cropped look ( I prefer it) but its lot of work.

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