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drego

Puppy
I recently had my pups ears cropped he just turned 14 weeks old and he had them done at 12 weeks. I specifically asked for a short crop right before he was taken into the procedure. After his bandages were taken off I could easily see that it was not a short crop. He has More of a show crop and i'm not sure how they look because this is my first dog and first time going through with this surgery. I think his ears are too long for him and I am just not sure how they will look on him as he grows. Im considering taking him back in to get them redone, any suggestions? Ive waited two weeks so he is able to go under anesthesia again, but i'm not sure what to do and would like some input.

Here are some pictures. His ears are still tilted down towards his head that is why i'm helping them with my hand.IMG_0971.jpg IMG_0970.jpg IMG_0969.jpg
 

SevenSins

Forget The Dog, Beware Of Owner
And this is why people need to research the vet doing their ears crops well BEFORE they get their puppy. Ear cropping is cosmetic surgery, and like any other art form, just because someone is willing doesn't mean that they have technical skill. Where do you live? If you're going to recrop, you need to research and find a vet that does quality work. Bringing the puppy back to the same vet for a recrop is just asking for another poor crop, possibly one that can't be fixed this time.
 

Nat Ursula

Good Dog
I recently had my pups ears cropped he just turned 14 weeks old and he had them done at 12 weeks. I specifically asked for a short crop right before he was taken into the procedure. After his bandages were taken off I could easily see that it was not a short crop. He has More of a show crop and i'm not sure how they look because this is my first dog and first time going through with this surgery. I think his ears are too long for him and I am just not sure how they will look on him as he grows. Im considering taking him back in to get them redone, any suggestions? Ive waited two weeks so he is able to go under anesthesia again, but i'm not sure what to do and would like some input.

Here are some pictures. His ears are still tilted down towards his head that is why i'm helping them with my hand.View attachment 36824 View attachment 36825 View attachment 36826

Welcome, good advice from Seven Sins.
 

drego

Puppy
And this is why people need to research the vet doing their ears crops well BEFORE they get their puppy. Ear cropping is cosmetic surgery, and like any other art form, just because someone is willing doesn't mean that they have technical skill. Where do you live? If you're going to recrop, you need to research and find a vet that does quality work. Bringing the puppy back to the same vet for a recrop is just asking for another poor crop, possibly one that can't be fixed this time.
I did do research for weeks, this vet seemed like a reputable place to go. I brought him in for a consultation and met the doctor that was going to be performing the surgery and he seemed like he knew what he was doing. I am not looking to go back to the same place. I live in Michigan and went to patterson vet hospital. I am just so upset about his ears and do not know what to do.
 

Nat Ursula

Good Dog
I did do research for weeks, this vet seemed like a reputable place to go. I brought him in for a consultation and met the doctor that was going to be performing the surgery and he seemed like he knew what he was doing. I am not looking to go back to the same place. I live in Michigan and went to patterson vet hospital. I am just so upset about his ears and do not know what to do.[/QUOT
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AGK

Scratch Kingz
Staff member
That's one of the many reasons I won't get a dogs ears cropped. No one here will do them how I would want them. Some do the long crop where the ears are 3 or more inches high or the shorter more typical type crop like a lot of the people who show dogs crop, maybe 2 inches off the head.
I'd want the battle crop where it's barely an inch off the dogs head. Only ever had one dog cropped way back in the 90s and they made her look like a dobermans ear crop. Looked aweful. Personally I prefer the ears anyway. IMO The dogs are a lot more expressionate with their ears. I do like the look though when they are done right. Just hard to find someone that will do them correctly here.
 

Mister

Little Dog
Never yet seen a dog with cropped ears that imo looks as good as natural. The small number of cropped dogs I know personally always seemed to have frequent ear problems and didn’t like their ears touched.
 

Sagebrush

Good Dog
I recently had my pups ears cropped he just turned 14 weeks old and he had them done at 12 weeks. I specifically asked for a short crop right before he was taken into the procedure. After his bandages were taken off I could easily see that it was not a short crop. He has More of a show crop and i'm not sure how they look because this is my first dog and first time going through with this surgery. I think his ears are too long for him and I am just not sure how they will look on him as he grows. Im considering taking him back in to get them redone, any suggestions? Ive waited two weeks so he is able to go under anesthesia again, but i'm not sure what to do and would like some input.

Here are some pictures. His ears are still tilted down towards his head that is why i'm helping them with my hand.View attachment 36824 View attachment 36825 View attachment 36826
Was anything said to you about posting and/or taping these ears?
 
That is a horrible job imo. I feel you, I took a pup to a local vet that many others had success from. Well one ear ended up slightly longer than the other, but totally noticeable. He said bring back to have fixed, and instead - he killed her by, my guess, too much gas. Nonetheless, I have someone who does them now who has never done a bad job on ANY of my dogs. He done the male in my pic and if you ask me - that's a hard to beat crop job. Explore your options. Don't go back to the same vet....
 
Thats another thing about those damn bully people they mutilate the ears wtf. I don’t understand that. Doberman Pinschers too they shouldn’t mutilate their ears just to try and look cool. Actually looks way better natural