Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: S. E. Pennsylvania
Dogs Name: Harvard, Jezebel, & Mabel
Titles: AKC CH & GrCh, RN, CGC & CGCA
Dogs Age: 12/20/07, 2/26/12, and 2/26/18
Gallery Pics: 13 Visit Fitzmar Dobermans's Gallery
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chiming in on dewclaws and docks - We had a rescued racing Greyhound in the 90's.... with dew claws. His tail was like a whip, and he injured it twice - we are lucky that we got it to heal, but it was a MESS - yuk, blood everywhere! He also ripped a dewclaw! So, I'd be ok with natural ears, but prefer a docked tail and no dew claws - haha. I've had a natural earred Doberman that never had a ear infection, and a cropped Doberman that had a nasty hematoma in her ear.
My personal opinion is that we are fighting a losing battle on ear cropping in this country - and it pains me to say that. However, even my vet that is against cropping hopes that we never lose the right to dock - he has had to amputate way too many tails on adults due to injuries that won't heal.
Mary Jo Ansel
AKC GRCH/UKC CH Fitzmar's Command A Minute CGC "Harvard"
Fitzmar's Victory Hop Devil RN CGC "Jezebel"
Jalyn One Moment Please "Mabel"
RIP CH. Cha-Rish A Moment Like This RN WAC CGC "Louise" 2/22/2005 - 4/1/2016