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Ear crop - results

Discussion in 'American Staffordshire Terrier' started by dakar, Feb 10, 2015.

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  1. Deputy Dog

    Deputy Dog Guest

    We are all about sharing opinions here. No one has to ask for permission to opine. Lets just try to do so respectfully.

    Ear cropping or tail docking is not a mutilation in my opinion. When done professionally by a Veterinarian with a gift for cosmetic surgery, it is honoring a tradition for a breed that calls for a crop or dock.
     
  2. cagethedogman

    cagethedogman Little Dog

    So exactly what benefits does ear cropping have??

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  3. cagethedogman

    cagethedogman Little Dog

    So did the crop help enhance anything about the dog?

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  4. cagethedogman

    cagethedogman Little Dog

    There is no tradition that calls for a crop in APBTs

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  5. Buca

    Buca Little Dog

    Yes it did.. In fact he is now a level 50 internet troll, with his cropped ears he can now post sarcasm on posts from over a year ago with great accuracy!


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  6. cagethedogman

    cagethedogman Little Dog

    Well seeing as how someone responded to the post an hour before I did, I didn't technically revive the dead post. But the fact remains that the only reason to crop the ears of the apbt is because the owner thinks it's cool. It serves no function besides looks, and would actually be a drawback for a real working apbt

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  7. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    How would it be a drawback?
     
  8. ETRaven

    ETRaven Little Dog

    Bold mine...(not trying to start something, genuinely, curious) why? I was always told the reason to crop the breeds was to lessen the chances of having an ear torn on brush or by another animal. And in the guardian breeds, so an adversary would have a harder time getting a grip on the dog or hurt them by trying to rip an ear or tail.
     
  9. cagethedogman

    cagethedogman Little Dog

    Would you rather your dog lose an ear, or the the whole side of its face. The ear not being there won't stop and animal from using that area as point of attack, and if there is no ear to attack it will be more serious injury. Losing an ear it's child's play compared to getting that skull peeled back

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  10. cagethedogman

    cagethedogman Little Dog

    Previous post explains my opinion

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  11. Deputy Dog

    Deputy Dog Guest

    Didn't say there was. The APBT standard is that ears may be natural or cropped. When I said " ... for a breed that calls for a crop or dock." I meant just that.

    I would have thought that the part about "dock" would have made it clear that I was not speaking solely to the APBT standard or tradition.
     
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  12. cagethedogman

    cagethedogman Little Dog

    Got ya. I'm all for something that will improve performance but cropping the ears never has for me. I've only had two in my life that were cropped that I acquired after it was already done, and like I said that showed me that the ears are better left alone.

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  13. Deputy Dog

    Deputy Dog Guest

    That's my preference too. I like a natural rose prick.
     
  14. Buca

    Buca Little Dog

    And so what if the owner prefers the crop? If they take the pup to a responsible vet who they trust and dose it under anesthesia... What does it matter?

    You don't like it... I do... If you have a time machine, use it go back and offer me the 400$ to not do it.. I still would.. It's my preference for a dog I plan on taking care of for the next 10+ years..

    And as far as the "look cool" I wouldn't say "cool" I just think it looks more clean then a lot of them "wild" every which way or half flopped ears. My dog was easily going to have a half flop on his left ear and to be honest it would have drove me crazy. Because I'm always getting compliments on how good he looks, his birthday picture yesterday had some 200 likes.. I don't talk to 200 people in a damn year... So...

    There is nothing you could say that would make me second guess my decision. And I'm sure that's the same with a lot of the other people here who prefer the look as well.




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  15. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    Way to bump a year old thread with OT nonsense. We have plenty topics here debating cropping and docking, this isn't one of them.

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