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Old 03-03-2009, 11:45 PM   #1
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my pitbull was already 6 months old this coming 15th, and people said that my pup was growing and growing more bigger and heavier, and they are amazed that my pup is very funny and playful!!! also they've suggested why not crop his ears to make him look better. Well, my question is, to crop? or not to crop??? is it necessary? thanks alot
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:53 PM   #2
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http://www.pitbull-chat.com/showthread.php?t=992

this thread should help on your decision.. Check that out for more info.
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:56 PM   #3
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Yes I would crop. They look so much better. I have all my pitbull ears cropped.
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:01 AM   #4
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Six months is too late to have the ear cropping done. Most responsible vets don't crop ears past four months, it might be best to leave the ears as they are.
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:09 AM   #5
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WAY too late to be cropped.. You've missed the age to be cropped. Most vets won't crop after 14 weeks.
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:12 AM   #6
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yeha u have waited to long to crop ur dogs ears. you should do it around 3 months i would say. let the ears develop a little.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:42 AM   #7
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My pups are seven months old and not cropped. I could have had it done but for me it's an appearance issue. Pit bulls have a bad enough image without looking like Dobermans from Hell.
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:48 PM   #8
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JMO I think natural ears are far better anyway, much more expressive.
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:53 PM   #9
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I like em natural myself, but I love seeing a good crop on a dog. Boogieman, for example, his dogs crop looks amazing.
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:14 PM   #10
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I agree a well done crop can look very nice I prefer a natural ear dog but I say whatever the owner prefers its their dogs, as long as its done at an appropriate age.
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:21 PM   #11
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The reason for cropping a dogs ears before adulthood is the ears are still soft and haven't hardened from maturity.When cropping is done before three months or so it makes the healing process much easier on the dog.Also the grown dogs (in my opinion) remember their ears......
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:57 AM   #12
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Natural ears for me,on dobermans,great danes is almost a must,on APBTs it's not.
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:17 AM   #13
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crop!!!
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Old 07-03-2009, 02:28 PM   #14
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IMO 6 months is too late, but of course you will find vets that will do it anyway.

There are a TON of threads on ear cropping and whether or not to have it done.
Cropping the ears is a purely cosmetic surgery.
It is a personal choice when it comes down to it and you really have to make the decision on your own.
Everyone has their own preference; mine is to keep them natural.

I'm closing this thread because everything is already posted here:
http://www.pitbull-chat.com/showthread.php?t=992
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