Ear Cropping and Tail Docking, Pros and Cons
DOG FANCY readers support alerting dog owners to ear cropping and tail docking risks.
Kathy Swanick |
Posted: Sat May 5 00:00:00 PDT 2001
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"My husband has a bad memory of having his Doberman's ears cropped. The dog bled really badly. I agree with the counseling. Our Boxers have their natural ears."
"I do not believe they need cosmetic surgery. They are our companions and best friends, not our meal tickets at Westminster."
"As a former veterinary technician, I can say it's heart-wrenching to watch healthy ears being cut off with a scalpel for a more 'pleasing' appearance. I agree owners should be counseled about the unnecessary pain that they might be causing their dog."
"The AKC and all these other show organizations should be ashamed of themselves for promoting such a horrible thing."