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APBT ear crop flop help!

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by Jay.bull, Oct 5, 2020.

  1. Jay.bull

    Jay.bull Puppy

    What’s up everyone. Pretty sure this has been asked multiple times and I’ve researched it over and over again but there is never to much to learn. I recently had my pups ears cropped at exactly 13-14 weeks. He has a medium short crop and man did they look good...for about the first week (I have pics). Whole time stiches were in they stood up LOVELY! As soon as the stitches came out, they suddenly began to flop on top of his head instead of standing straight up. Any idea why? I’ve been attempting different methods to try and make them stand by taping, posting, nasal strips, mole foam etc. There are times when he’s not “curious/alert” that they will stand alone but once he gets curious they flop over his head. Anyone have this problem before and how did you overcome this problem?
    Pup is now 17 weeks old!

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  2. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    Welcome. I moved your thread to the Health forum
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  3. oldman

    oldman Little Dog

    Looks like the vet was not very familiar with pit bulls and ear cropping.
    Give them time. They should look alright when he is a little older.
    If that was a medium short I would like to see a short crop.
    I had one that we had to crop his ears that short but it was because he lost half of an ear in a puppy fight before we separated them. His looked good when he was older but the ears were too short to show in UKC. We made a personal protection dog for my wife out of him.
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  4. Jay.bull

    Jay.bull Puppy

    Thanks, appreciate it!
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  5. Jay.bull

    Jay.bull Puppy

    Thanks for your input! Yes, now I’m really debating wether he was the right choice for the crop. I honestly thought they would’ve stayed up since the procedure in the beginning was looking like it was on the right track. I’m still attempting to post them the best I could and hoping they do stand in the future.
  6. oldman

    oldman Little Dog

    The dog that I had who had ears like that looked good when he got a little older. He looked somewhat like your dog but was brown brindle. He went everywhere with my wife. The ears really got noticed by people as his head was large.
    When she was going shopping she would put a big spiked collar on him. He got the attention of people.
    There was an article about him and his brother in the Bloodlines magazine years ago. His brother was one of the first red nosed pits to win his championship.
  7. Jay.bull

    Jay.bull Puppy

    Brindle pups look amazing too! Hoping I have the same luck as you did with your pup. Think I should continue trying to post?
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