Parenting & Childcare

Puppy ear Cropping: Necessary or cruel?

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This makes my heart sad.... why would anyone do this to a puppy?
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Docking -- removing part or all of a dog’s tail, usually with surgical scissors -- is done when a dog is just a few days old and her tail’s still “soft.” This surgery is also known as “bobbing.
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Amazing. Those so against cropping/docking are the first to tell others to spay and neuter as if these aren't invasive surgeries. If you don't want to crop or Dock; don't. Otherwise don't shove your opinions down everyone else's throats
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I have never understand why idiots crop dogs ears. Absolutely no benefit to the dog
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Yes, there is a benefit, and if you don't like it, don't do it, but don't try to tell me my dogs can't be cropped.
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Since I do rescue, I love them all..However, I prefer my Dobes cropped the way the breed was intended to be.... My dog, my rules! Don't tell people what they can or can not do!
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Cropping. When. Done correctly and young like docking the tail and dewclaws. Does not scar or damage when done by professional s. It's the morons ,who think they are macho and make the dog look mean ,they are the jerk off s who hurt dogs
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I have a long-haired German Shepherd puppy. One day it occurred to me that she would look tougher with a stubby tail, like a Doberman, so I took her to my vet and had my dog’s tail amputated. I wanted her ears to stand up straighter so I had them cropped as well.
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Ear piercing is to ear cropping like an injection to an arm is to an arm amputation. There is really a lot of difference. Ear piercing requires no anesthesia, whereas ear cropping requires general anesthesia. Ear piercing consists of a little needle prick and the procedure is over. Ear cropping consists of general anesthesia and weeks of recovery and bandages. People would not get their ears pierced as often if they had to go through general anesthesia and getting almost more than half their ear chopped off.
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Cruel. Absolutely no need for this. Where is PETA when you need them.
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Why are these idiots chopping off dog ears? What is the point? All I can hear is Sarah McGlocklin singing the eyes of an angel song.
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The practice of tail docking and ear cropping has come under much closer scrutiny in the U.S. recently. We’re late to the game, as these procedures have been restricted or banned entirely in many European countries for years.

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Cropping -- cutting off the floppy part of a dog’s ear -- is usually performed on anesthetized dogs between 6 and 12 weeks old. The ears are then taped to a hard surface for several weeks while they heal so they stay upright.
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The AKC still nowadays, seems to have trouble accepting that ear cropping is really only for cosmetic purposes. They claim the practice of ear cropping and tail docking '' “integral to defining and preserving breed character and /or enhancing good health''. Unfortunately, this is far from true. There are absolutely no real medical benefits when it comes to cropping ears.

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The AKC still nowadays, seems to have trouble accepting that ear cropping is really only for cosmetic purposes. They claim the practice of ear cropping and tail docking '' “integral to defining and preserving breed character and /or enhancing good health''. Unfortunately, this is far from true. There are absolutely no real medical benefits when it comes to cropping ears.

They have known for a long time there was no medical benefit from this. They do it because it is accepted and considered a trademark. It should really be punishable by law.
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The AVMA opposes ear cropping and tail docking of dogs when done solely for cosmetic purposes. The AVMA encourages the elimination of ear cropping and tail docking from breed standards.
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