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ears cropped or not???

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by pitbeagle, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. pitbeagle

    pitbeagle Puppy

    ok guys so i had my father tell me it would be a good idea to get Polos ears clipped but im not to sure... i think he has very nice ears that fit him but i also like some dogs that have them done. so any suggestions would be nice!! bc once you get them done thers no turning back
     

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  2. MsAcer

    MsAcer Good Dog

    I like natural ears, but I have seen nice crop jobs also. The hardest part of the whole thing is finding a good vet that does a good job...
     
  3. cliffdog

    cliffdog Good Dog

    Just a personal preference but I'm not big on white dogs with cropped ears. I think ears frame a white dog's face well.
     
  4. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    x2. Cropped ears no matter how well they're done look really off on dogs with white heads to me
     
  5. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    For reference: White dog, uncropped ears, natural rose
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  6. catchrcall

    catchrcall Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    I prefer natural
     
  7. Teal

    Teal Krypto Super Dog Premium Member

    A friend Photoshopped my white bitch's ears, and they looked pretty neat. I think it's more about head shape.

    That being said... Cropping is a personal decision, in my book. It's YOUR dog. YOU will be the one living with the decision. I would do all your research - There have been some recent horror stories about crops gone wrong, and some stories about flawless crops.

    I, personally, don't think I'll ever get a dog cropped because I don't think the ears would ever be "just right" for me.. I'm too picky :lol:
     
  8. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

    I say natural

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  9. SamThePitbull

    SamThePitbull Good Dog

    I dont really like crops unless its for a show dog. But OMG your puppy is sooooo cute!
     
  10. GoingPostal

    GoingPostal Good Dog

    x3, I really haven't seen any cropped white dogs I like. Leave them natural, I love messing with my dogs ears
     
  11. JoeBingo

    JoeBingo Banned

    another vote for natural
     
  12. McRose

    McRose Big Dog

    I don't really understand the whole cropping thing, and I love my dog's natural wonky ears.

    Cropping seems like a totally unnecessary, purely cosmetic procedure that serves no purpose except to relieve you of money. And the risks are way too high if it goes wrong.
     
  13. Pink

    Pink GRCH Dog

    Best post in this thread. 'Bout sums up my opinion as well.
     
  14. destinoscelgo

    destinoscelgo Good Dog

    I vote no.
    I am also in the opinion that white -headed dogs just don't look right with cropped ears.

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  15. Arthree510

    Arthree510 Little Dog

    No offense but you gave an opinion about yourself lol You didn't answer his question.
     
  16. Jazzy

    Jazzy GRCH Dog

    I prefer natural ears...they are more expressive imo than cropped ears; and I personally think they look better on bully breeds than cropped ears.
     
  17. Lisabella

    Lisabella Little Dog

    I vote for natural too... but thats me.. good luck with whatever decision you do.. and I must say.. your pup is sooo freaking adorable!!!
     
  18. ultimatek9

    ultimatek9 Big Dog

    I prefer the look of cropped ears, but I do not like the thought of having it done. Here is my "white" girl with cropped ears, done by the breeder. I personally think they fit her face well.
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  19. Atheist

    Atheist Good Dog

    I personally prefer natural ears. Some crops look good but I just see no reason for it. Also I have seen a lot of bad crop jobs. I think the crop on the dog's photo above is too tall and too narrow at the top and too pointy more like a doberman style crop which to me doesn't do anything for the dogs naturally broad head and face.
     
  20. WhoDoVooDoo

    WhoDoVooDoo Puppy

    He is just cute as a button!

    I would say no, for many of the reasons already stated (mostly being that they really DON'T look great on a white bully, imo. makes them look like wanna-be dogo argentinos). Why spend time and energy and money finding a vet who can do a good crop when you could spend it on other things that WILL affect the way he lives his life (toys, saving for a nice harness, etc. etc.)? Just my two cents.
     

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