Ear question


Barked: Sun Sep 26, '10 10:30am PST 
I was looking at some photo's of Pit Bulls that are show dogs.....and they all have short pointy ears.
I thought this was natural, but when I saw their puppie pictures, they all had soft floppy ears???

Do owners crop the ears of show dogs???

Khloe of the- clumsy puppy- trib
Barked: Wed Sep 7, '11 5:48pm PST 
yes most show dogs have cropped ears some have docked tails it depends on the breed

Tail Waggin'- Mutt
Barked: Thu Oct 6, '11 9:51pm PST 
Yes, owners crop their dogs ears. I do not like the look of dogs who have cropped ears, I think they look better floppy.


Barked: Sun Apr 8, '12 9:39am PST 
Tail docking and ear cropping, unfortunately still common, has become more controversial in recent years. In 2008, the American Veterinary Medical Association passed a resolution opposing ear cropping and tail docking of dogs solely for cosmetic purposes, and encourage the elimination of ear cropping and tail docking from breed standards.

Since 2009, Banfield, The Pet Hospital, the nation's largest animal hospital network (with 800 hospitals and more than 2,000 vets nationwide), no longer performs tail docking, ear cropping or devocalization on dogs.