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Ear Crop Information and Care

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by pitbullsareteddies, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    You COULD, but I never would crop a dog at that age, neither will most vets. Plus if he has a perfect rose ear, why mess with that?
     
  2. hugo&flex

    hugo&flex Puppy

    Ok thanks
     
  3. donnamperry

    donnamperry Puppy

    we decided that we like Lady's ears the way they are. I was looking to see if there was a health issue for cropping ears. Since there is not, I will keep her natural droopy loopy cutie pie ears the way they are. I can't see putting her through that just for beauty sake. Then again my ears aren't pierced..
     
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  4. ~Missy~

    ~Missy~ Snaptastic

    So, when we first brought Lyza home we said we weren't going to crop her ears. But, I'm feeling myself torn! Harley has his natural ears and I've always wondered what he would look like if we had cropped his. And sometimes I regret not doing it. So, I'm debating with myself for Lyza. She's only 7 weeks old, so I have some time to consider it. And she will be under my care after the procedure, so there will be no problems, if I can help it, with her aftercare....unlike what happened to poor Keela.

    And, seeing beautiful dogs such as this one...with an awesome crop doesn't help! Is this a short crop? I love the length, it's perfect IMO..

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  5. ~Missy~

    ~Missy~ Snaptastic

    Also, she holds one ear differently than the other one...is there a chance she will eventually hold both up evenly? I know she's young and her ears will change a lot, but if I knew she would have wonky ears like in the pic below her whole life, it might better sway me to crop. This pic was taken last week, and there's even more of a difference in them now.

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  6. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    Puppy ears go through all kinds of weird phases. She may always have dropped ears, or they may rose eventually. You could always tape them into a rose now.

    You're in GA? That's where Sako had his cropped:

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    If you want I can get you the name of the clinic that did them (he was cropped there before I got him).
     
  7. ~Missy~

    ~Missy~ Snaptastic

    Yep, I'm in GA....

    My fiance has said it's a definite no on the cropping....so I guess that's my answer. lol

    How can I tape them into a rose?
     
  8. NobodyHere

    NobodyHere Guest

    Kady, that's where we had ours done but as far as I'm aware that vet retired at the end of this past year.
     
  9. fist9x

    fist9x Little Dog

    Hello, ~Missy~

    I was confused the same way you are right now. I didn't knew if crop my pup or not. It can be really annoying for a confusing owner like me because sometimes I was really convinced that my pup wouldn't be cropped and sometimes I was really convinced that he would. The final result was... my pup got his ears croped.

    Nowadays I sometimes feel that I'd like to see how my pup ears would look natural, kind of like I miss that ear pieces =...(. I went with the show crop, it's a little longer than that picture. All the people in the park always tell me how nice it looks the crop on my pup. I'm sure that if I hadn't cropped the ears, I would feel this regret feeling the same way. So, now I decided to enjoy my decision.

    As Kady said, puppies ears have this crazy phases, but the majority of the dogs end with perfect natural rose ears.

    On february I started this poll about ears and almost 70% percent of the people that answered the poll prefer the natural ears.
    Pitbulls ears poll: Natural ears VS. Cropped ears (Come and vote!) <--------Watch the results.

    My advice would be that, whatever decision you make, enjoy that decision and never look back.

    Here are some pics of my pup's crop. It looks a little goofy right now but when his head grow up it will look with better proportion.

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  10. ~Missy~

    ~Missy~ Snaptastic

    Thank you, fist9x.

    I'm still kind of torn on the decision, but I think I will consider my fiance's wishes to keep them natural. I may look into taping her ears so she will at least learn to hold them the same, and hopefully end up with a nice rose prick.
     
  11. ~Missy~

    ~Missy~ Snaptastic

    Well, looks like we are going to keep Lyza's ears. I just hope they straighten out! lol

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  12. ~Missy~

    ~Missy~ Snaptastic

    Her right ear is "pricking" today! Yay!

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  13. Acengod

    Acengod Puppy

    I was just wondering what is the point of ear cropping? My puppy which I will try to get a picture on posted is 15 weeks and I love his ears how they are. but he does scratch them a lot. His face looks pit but his eyes look so damn cute! cause of it his name is "Eeyore" yes from Winnie the pooh. but I will be honest I am not sure which breed he looks more like Pit or Black Lab. But he is a cuddler and very playfull you don't get much time where he is calm. we have not fixed him and not sure I want to. only thing I want to get him out of is the chewing and biting thing< which I was told he would get through near about a year of human age. any ideas how to speed it up?
     
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  14. NobodyHere

    NobodyHere Guest

    The "point" is that a good crop looks nice to those who share that opinion, because it "cleans up" the lines of the dog's head.
     
  15. ~Missy~

    ~Missy~ Snaptastic

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    This is why I cropped.....IMO, she has a much cleaner look, which will help her do better in the ring.
     
  16. rob.spears

    rob.spears Puppy

    Hello everyone! I'm looking to get my guy Silas's ears cropped and wold like some reliable referrals to vets in the Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Obviously I would like to find a vet that is very professional, reasonably priced and does good work THE FIRST TIME. Heard some horror stories about this procedure but have also seen it be very successful when done by the right people. So, if anyone knows of any veterinarians in the Indianapolis area that do good work and are reasonably priced when it comes to cropping ears, PLEASE SHARE! Thank you!
     
  17. SethACE1

    SethACE1 Puppy

    Can yall give me some thoughts on my little dudes ears. I was supposed to get them done this week but he was slightly anemic so she is waiting another week. But she has always been kinda wary of doing them bcuz she says his left ear probably wont stand up but I have had this issue in the past and it was fixed very easily with tape and something to help them stand. ANyways here are some pictures, you can see his right ear stands up perfectly but his left kinda all falls forward, and at the base of the front of the ear(where the ear will be cut and come to a point) he has a lot less cartiledge and that the problem with them not standing up right now. I know I can fix this after but just thought id get some input. 1185923_10151896046997975_243788562_n.jpg
     
  18. SethACE1

    SethACE1 Puppy

    o and ive been rubbing and massaging his ears as often as possible, but I don't know of any other way to help the cartiledge stiffen
     
  19. SethACE1

    SethACE1 Puppy

    just found this ear brace, seems to work very well and reduce the amount of pain/ear damage. I don't have any worries as far as my dogs ears not standing, I know it can easily be fixed with this or something similar
     
  20. SethACE1

    SethACE1 Puppy

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