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Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by khaandsjc, Nov 12, 2011.

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  1. khaandsjc

    khaandsjc Puppy

    im trying to decide what ear crop style i need to get on a blue pit, any suggestions
  2. chloesredboy2

    chloesredboy2 Good Dog

    It's all a matter of your personal preference. Can you post a pic?
  3. Prophecy

    Prophecy Good Dog

    Hello and welcome to PBC!
    I feel your post will get much more helpful responses in the general dog discussions forum,so I moved your posting for you.
  4. Hotchkiss

    Hotchkiss Banned

    How about the style where you don't.
  5. lmwst18

    lmwst18 Good Dog

    A crop like Chloesredboy stated is a matter of personal opinion. There are many different styles. Here is a photo that might help you decide.

    Also this thread has a lot of members dogs with their ears done that you can see the different style on the dog.
    Which crop style do you prefer?

    With any style you chose, picking a proper vet is very important. Please research the vet well before having your dogs ears done. And read up on proper care after the crop is done.

    My 3 year old male has a Show Crop which is slightly longer.

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  6. emilie

    emilie Little Dog

    This !
  7. ConMan

    ConMan <b><font color="green">Premium Member aka king_leo

    I think this is an odd thing to post for your first post lol.
    1. you don't have a "blue" pit. there is not a specific crop that looks good on a blue American Pit Bull Terrier... assuming that's what you meant by blue pit. It's all a mattter of personal preference really, the chart about is great.
    2. how old is your dog, and can you post a picture. some crops, to me personally, look better or worse depending on their head size lol... i don't like dogs with small head/long crop or show crop. I'm usually a fan of short crop. a dog with a huge block head to me looks a li'l redic with anything shorter than a short crop.

    Good luck and welcome!
  8. Pink

    Pink GRCH Dog

  9. BarbaraClark

    BarbaraClark NuckingFuts

    Ignore Hotchkiss.
  10. cliffdog

    cliffdog Good Dog

    Shut up, Hotchkiss.
  11. chloesredboy2

    chloesredboy2 Good Dog

  12. brndnew01

    brndnew01 Little Dog

    and it starts..
  13. Flatbedder

    Flatbedder Good Dog

    Well, I prefer natural ears too. So I would suggest not to crop them to though he's allowed to
  14. Hotchkiss

    Hotchkiss Banned


    - You'll look like a tough yuppie. If you wear the right cloths, you might even look GANGSTA.


    - It serves no functional purpose. People who work or game their dogs do not crop their ears. You are putting your puppy out of commission for a month. During this month it can not socialize with other dogs. Notice the same people telling me to mind my own business are the same ones that swear by the mantra "pit bulls can not be around other dogs, they are too dog aggressive; NEVER trust your pit around another dog."

    Your puppy will aggressively defend its head during this period, a period of intense learning. This means it will bite you, your family and other people's kids if they try to pat its head. This behavior will be ingrained and follow the dog for life. It will forever be weary of people touching its head because of how sore its ears were for a months after you mutilated it. This can create huge behavioral problems.

    Your dog suffers physically, mentally and socially because you like the aesthetics of body mutilation.

    Notice that none of the proponents of cropping work their dogs. They couldn't afford to forfeit that much training time.
  15. kayla baxter

    kayla baxter Big Dog

    Wow, funny how my dane never aggressively defended his head. He came how from the vet and immediately went back to playing with my other dogs and he had 6" of exposed stitched ear edge. Funny how breeders will crop entire litters of pups and they are playing within the day, bumping ears, biting ears, and they don't turn around and bite their owners. Come on now.
  16. kissapittie

    kissapittie Puppy

    Wow. I don't like cropping (I don't care about others that do it, I just won't with my guys. I usually get them too old to do it anyways), but even to someone against cropping that's a little over the top. People might listen to you if you actually put up a good argument, instead of tossing in what "might happen" as "This WILL HAPPEN". I've met plenty of dogs with crops that have no problems with people touching their heads.
  17. KanoDog

    KanoDog Puppy

    Wow that was just a waste of space post full of BS. My dogs are both cropped and i am FAR from a tough yuppie and definitely NOT " gangsta" lol.

    Why would the dog not be allowed to socialize when it gets it's ears done? that makes NO sense. My dog goes to work with me everyday and socialized just fine with 30 - 40 different dogs a week and I cant even count how many people after she got cropped. She never bit or defended her head. She actually could have cared less. She constantly banged her ears on stuff and never even cared. I think I cared more than she did.

    My dog would actually come over and rub hers on my hand so I would massage them while they were still stitched because they ITCHED more than they hurt.

    My dog is also FAR from mentally or socially damaged. It's ridiculous to even suggest that that will happen just because they got cropped. My dog Starr is a demo dog at work for dog training and she also goes to schools and does seminars at work for kids to teach them how to PROPERLY interact with and meet new dogs. She is definitely NOT socially damaged.

    It's annoying when people that have never had a dog cropped and know jack about it try and tell people it's horrible and wrong. If you don't like cropping why even open a thread about cropping.
  18. Pink

    Pink GRCH Dog

    WRONG. And, that's what I'll leave it at.
  19. Hotchkiss

    Hotchkiss Banned

    So Kano you agree with the other poster that you can let a puppy with freshly cropped ears wrestle and play with other puppies?

    Agreed, there are TONS of good dogs with cropped ears, but the notion that there are no behavioral consequences, not to mention that puppies who play rough with stitches in their ears are just fine, is silly.
  20. MJJean

    MJJean GRCH Dog

    And how many pups, litter or single, have you raised that you cropped?
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