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Old 05-13-2013, 08:03 PM   #31 (permalink)
 
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To crop or not to crop

I personally feel that you shouldn't crop them . Dogs were born with ears for a reason and that wasn't one of them. I think he looks great just the way he is. And anyone who says that won't hurt him is not telling you the truth. It hurts. Just my opinion. BTW Nice looking puppy.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:46 PM   #32 (permalink)
 

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Why, why, why would you want to do that? Cost, pain, possibility of infection then more pain and cost... Do you want him/her to look like a fighting dog? Why?

Not trying to be unpleasant, but have worked in rescue and at shelters, soooo sick of seeing so many beautiful dogs put down because of their "reputation"; why feed into that?
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:51 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Why, why, why would you want to do that? Cost, pain, possibility of infection then more pain and cost... Do you want him/her to look like a fighting dog? Why?

Not trying to be unpleasant, but have worked in rescue and at shelters, soooo sick of seeing so many beautiful dogs put down because of their "reputation"; why feed into that?
Personally upon research ive seen more natural ear fight dogs than cropped..... keep the peta humane society bs to yourself
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:16 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Personally upon research ive seen more natural ear fight dogs than cropped..... keep the peta humane society bs to yourself
Agreed. I think real working dogs are more likely to have natural ears. The whole cropped ears equals fighting dogs are misconceptions and just false propaganda.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:52 PM   #35 (permalink)
 
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Why, why, why would you want to do that? Cost, pain, possibility of infection then more pain and cost... Do you want him/her to look like a fighting dog? Why?

Not trying to be unpleasant, but have worked in rescue and at shelters, soooo sick of seeing so many beautiful dogs put down because of their "reputation"; why feed into that?
Calm down as I stated above we decided not do go thru with it


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Old 05-22-2013, 03:17 AM   #36 (permalink)
 
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Why, why, why would you want to do that? Cost, pain, possibility of infection then more pain and cost... Do you want him/her to look like a fighting dog? Why?

Not trying to be unpleasant, but have worked in rescue and at shelters, soooo sick of seeing so many beautiful dogs put down because of their "reputation"; why feed into that?
My pup was cropped two weeks ago. Why, why, why? Because I want to get her into shows and Am Bullies do better if they are cropped, especially if their natural ear set isn't an acceptable ear set.

Cost wasn't too bad, and she never acted to be in any pain. No infection. She's healing up nicely.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:42 AM   #37 (permalink)
 
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Why, why, why would you want to do that? Cost, pain, possibility of infection then more pain and cost... Do you want him/her to look like a fighting dog? Why?

Not trying to be unpleasant, but have worked in rescue and at shelters, soooo sick of seeing so many beautiful dogs put down because of their "reputation"; why feed into that?
With all due respect, you're better off keeping statements like this to yourself----you do realize you're on a PITBULL message board right?

From what I can infer from your statements, you have never dealt with the process of cropping a dog, much less have the right to try to guilt trip the OP.

1) you did not put up the money for the puppy
2) it's not your puppy

Working in rescue and at shelters has NOTHING to do with A RESPONSIBLE OWNER'S LEGAL RIGHT to have their dog's ears cropped. It is still 100% legal in this country(USA), and it should remain as a choice.

Using your flawed logic, cropped Giant Schnauzers, cropped Great Danes, cropped Boxers also should not get their ears cropped because it makes them look like "fighting dogs" as well. See how stupid that is?

In any event, from my own experience and having owned 2 uncropped & 2 cropped pitbulls in my lifetime, "cost" and "pain" arguments are subjective and "infection" risk is MINIMAL(if at all---I've YET to encounter any infections with my cropped dogs) when owners are responsible during aftercare.

People shall do as they please with their own pets. No one should ever feel GUILTY on this message board for wanting to crop their dog's ears.

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Old 05-22-2013, 06:25 AM   #38 (permalink)
 
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Agreed to top poster. I also noticed that the game dogs often went natural these days, so the cropped-means-fighter is unfounded. There are pros and cons to each, and we should support both sides especially if he decided to go on with the crop. You have no idea how difficult it is for responsible and concerned owners to get information on cropping or how to properly care for it. When I tried to get my girl's ears to stand correctly I had to go on a wild goose chase and get lectured about animal cruelty at every turn...and she came to me with cropped ears!


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Old 05-25-2013, 01:51 PM   #39 (permalink)
 
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I like natural ears on my pit Duke. I never considered having his ears cropped from the day I got him at 5 weeks old. He likes me to caress his ears especially on cold days when his ears feel like ice cubes. It's a matter of personal choice but I think if the dogs had their way they'd want to keep them natural.
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:09 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Why, why, why would you want to do that? Cost, pain, possibility of infection then more pain and cost... Do you want him/her to look like a fighting dog? Why?

Not trying to be unpleasant, but have worked in rescue and at shelters, soooo sick of seeing so many beautiful dogs put down because of their "reputation"; why feed into that?
Well it's painfully obvious you need to do most research on the history of the breed. That whole "ears were only cropped for fighting" is totally BS. Go look at some historical dog photos of the box dogs pre 76, most had ears. Cropping was never done for fighting purposes it's always been about looks. The only purpose it ever had was to square off the dogs head and give the dog a more regal looking appearance, nothing to do with the box. It's people spreading misinformation like what your doing right now that makes people look down on it.



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Old 05-25-2013, 05:34 PM   #41 (permalink)
 
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I love your pups markings so cute. Glad you decided against the crop.
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:45 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I would have cropped but either way you have a very cute pup!
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