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Explain to me why people crop dogs ears

 
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darskayairene



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 2:25 pm    Post subject: Explain to me why people crop dogs ears Reply with quote

Is it just for asthetic reasons?
And what is it? My neighbors dog has its ears wrapped up, and I'm assuming thats why? Poor dog doesnt look pleased about it.
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randomMysh



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some breeds started getting their ears and tails cropped because they were used as police dogs and without ear flaps and tail, there wasn't much to grab the dog by. Later on the "fashion" stayed even for the home pets. At least that's the explanation I heard when my Giant Schnauzer's ears were cropped.

The thing she really missed was her tail, though. She has a huge inferiority complex about it! Any time she saw a big dog with a big tail, she'd chase the dog and nip at the tail as a game. The bigger the dog and the tail, the more excited she'd get.
Then there was that one time when she saw a horse... Rolling Eyes
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cocodrilo



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the practice of clipping dogs' ears and tails is being made illegal in the state of California, thanks to the lobbying of animal acitvists. I, too, think the practice is pretty cruel...
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randomMysh



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They should outlaw cosmetic surgery while they're at it. I'm sure it would go over well in California. Laughing
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cocodrilo



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

randomMysh wrote:
They should outlaw cosmetic surgery while they're at it. I'm sure it would go over well in California. Laughing

Hollywood would go bankrupt, and so would the porn industry! Laughing
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randomMysh



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cocodrilo wrote:
randomMysh wrote:
They should outlaw cosmetic surgery while they're at it. I'm sure it would go over well in California. Laughing

Hollywood would go bankrupt, and so would the porn industry! Laughing


Laughing

That's pretty much what I was thinking.
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darskayairene



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the explanations. So, as I understood it is more an esthetic operation. As for me, I'm against any operations which are unnecessary for animals.
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Sammy's Mom



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw a neighbor dog who had this done to him years ago. I couldn't believe it! I think it's cruel and they shouldn't do it, esp. to pets! It's nice to know at least there was a reason they did it in the first place.
Poor doggies!
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Sammy's Mom



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

randomMysh wrote:
cocodrilo wrote:
randomMysh wrote:
They should outlaw cosmetic surgery while they're at it. I'm sure it would go over well in California. Laughing

Hollywood would go bankrupt, and so would the porn industry! Laughing


Laughing

That's pretty much what I was thinking.
Laughing Laughing Laughing
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