Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by Juicy, Oct 3, 2007.
I prefer natural ears on APBTs..I'm not against cropping though.
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.
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.
:hail: 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.
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.
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% banned and docking is banned on any dog that is not sold with the purpose of show or feild work...so...mabe that plays a part of why...
i think cropped dogs look odd if truth eb told lol.
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
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.
he can do it if he concentrates really hard!
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.
I prefer natural ears and tails... on every breed. C:
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.
LOL! Mushroom and Luce have got to be the cutest Pits I have ever seen!
I prefer natural ears and tails on any dog. I'm glad cropping ears and docking tails is illegal here.
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.
ears beautiful ears
long and silky
short and tippy
how can you not love a dogs ears?
kisses for each and every one
nothing should be fixed that works so well
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.