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Wed, Mar. 16th, 2005 01:43 pm
http://www.livejournal.com/community/animal_rights/1190334.html#comments

What I wanted to reply with but I don't have the guts because it's the animal rights community
Though I agree with you, some dogs, like great danes, are better off with slightly cropped ears. They are prone to infection and it's usually health reasons that danes get their ears cropped

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_unreal
i'm so redundant.
Wed, Mar. 16th, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC)

Yes, but then why don't they crop the ears of:

beagles
basset hounds
GSD
golden retrievers
labs

And all other dogs with flop ears? For the most part, dogs with cropped tails/ears only have this done for show reasons. :( Danes got their ears cropped because it makes them look more alert (since they like to recline more than other dogs) and they were used as guardians.


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Wed, Mar. 16th, 2005 10:10 pm (UTC)

It is just my understanding that danes are prone to infection. I can't imagine a basset hout with cropped ears :P
I have a friend that has danes who cropped hers for health reasons. I was just under the impression. Of course I could be wrong ;)


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_unreal
i'm so redundant.
Wed, Mar. 16th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)

Well no you're absolutely right, it HELPS, but it would help ALL dogs.. they just do it more for Danes for fashion reasons. As long as you help clean a dog's ears weekly they should be fine, cropped ears will nto prevent infection if you're doing this :D


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Wed, Mar. 16th, 2005 10:28 pm (UTC)

Rad. I actually think danes look dopey and cute with unaltered ears :D
Hehe


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_unreal
i'm so redundant.
Wed, Mar. 16th, 2005 10:54 pm (UTC)

::NOD:: I love Danes


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riot_grrl
riot_grrl
Miss Used
Sat, Mar. 19th, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)

All dogs are prone to infections with uncropped ears - I am good friends with a Dane breeder here in Canada, and he is trying to get away from having Dane's with cropped ears...
All it means is that you have to clean their ears out a little more...


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imonsie
imonsie
Monsie
Thu, Mar. 17th, 2005 12:25 am (UTC)

Danes are so much cuter uncropped. Actually, cropped breeds aren't cropped for infection purposes. Mainly for "elegance" for showing or their group purpose. Labs have much more problems with ear infections, for example. Fostering floppy earred breeds has taught me this, lol. It's highly unpleasant. As long as you help clean their ears clean with safe ear drops, they're fine.


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Thu, Mar. 17th, 2005 12:31 am (UTC)

I agree. Danes are very handsome with slightly cropped ears but they are cuter with floppy ears!
My friend did crop her dog's ears for health reasons. Of course I know not all people do this.
You are also experienced with nasty breath dogs.


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blackthorn45
blackthorn45
Blackthorn
Thu, Mar. 17th, 2005 03:54 am (UTC)

It's bullshit, frankly.


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